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1 Plastic from poplars
2 Powerlist: Utilities
3 The decline of the tacky strip mall
4 Waiting for wave energy
5 Ron and Lynne Saxton's education passion
6 Businessmen once again invest in custom suits
7 The State We're In: bankruptcies ease
8 Oregon economic indicators as of March 2011
9 Student angels invest with success
10 Commercial fishing revenue rebounds
11 Ski startup launches in Portland
12 Hard-money lender takes up coaching
13 Folium enhances audiobooks
14 Dealwatch- May 2011
15 Cell phone company targets seniors
16 Crimson Trace's laser focus
17 Incubator focuses on green, tech
18 Women entrepreneurs trail behind
19 Oregon mills prepare for Japan's rebuilding
20 Educational nonprofit makes software for schools
21 Recession alters business as usual
22 Under the numbers
 

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Fuel's gold

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The coastal town of Coos Bay appears poised to land every economic development director’s dream: a single employer that will bring hundreds of family-wage jobs and millions in tax revenue. 


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Small business sales go big

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Small Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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The 2014 List: The Top 34 Medium Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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How to boost web traffic

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04.10.14 thumb seo-trafficSEMpdx hosted a workshop this week for entrepreneurs, website developers and others interested in search engine optimization (SEO).  Here are a few tips and tricks aimed at bumping up your search engine rankings.


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The future of money

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An ancient institution moves slowly into the digital age. 


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What I'm reading: Brad Smith & Travis Boersma

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Brad Smith, founder of Hot Pepper Studios, and Travis Boersma, president of Dutch Bros. Coffee, share their recent reads.


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