April 2011

Unpaid taxes burn a hole in the budget

0411_UnpaidTaxesIt’s tax time again, unless you happen to be one of the thousands of Oregonians who don’t pay taxes.

E-waste industry helps boost jobs

0411_EwasteAfter an uncertain start, the state law that bans trashing electronic waste has kept heaps of toxic material out of landfills and created jobs. But just how many jobs is unknown, and as the Legislature considers expanding the program it is also looking to tweak the rules with job creation in mind.

Shooting revs up for Oregon's best TV and film year ever

0411_Productions_02Oregon’s film and television industry has never looked stronger. Vince Porter, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Film and Television, predicts that the state will pull in more than $90 million from television shows and films shot here in 2011. And that record windfall could be just the beginning.

Elemental takes off with iPad

0411_ElementalThe demand for instant video and the explosion of the tablet market have propelled Elemental Technologies into rapid expansion mode.

Seaport stays airborne after losing Astoria

0411_SeaportIn spite of the recent cancellation of Seaport’s mostly empty daily flights between Portland and Astoria, the Portland-based airline is growing rapidly — mostly outside of Oregon.

Geoloqi explores place-based apps

0411_GeoloqiLocation-based mobile platform Geoloqi was born from a long-shared obsession by two people, Amber Case and Aaron Parecki.