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The 100 Best by the numbers

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
0311_ByTheNumbers_01Private companies continue to hold sway among this year’s 100 Best, while construction, finance and staffing are the top three industries.
 

Profiles of the 2011 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon

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Articles - March 2011
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
0311_100BestIntroWhat is it that makes for a great workplace? For every company on this year’s 100 best list, it’s a combination of solid, tangible benefits like health insurance, retirement plans and flexible schedules mixed with other, more colorful and less obvious elements.
 

State bank idea evolves

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Articles - March 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
0311_Bankers_02Would Oregon benefit from a state-owned bank? As small businesses struggle, the idea is debated on Main Street, in Salem and by the banking community.
 

The State We're In: electricity usage

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Articles - March 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
0311_Indicators_02In 2010, power sold by PGE dipped for the second year in a row, down 1.4% to the same level as 2005.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of December 2010

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011
 

Planting seeds for younger farmers

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Articles - March 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
0311_Farmers02A new food initiative by Multnomah County hopes to bring young farmers into an industry that is starved for youth.
 

Outlet space expands

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Articles - March 2011
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
0311_OutletRetail outlet centers in the state continue to grow after strong sales numbers during the recession caught the attention of regional and national retailers.
 
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