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|Wednesday, April 20, 2011|
Oregon ranks 40th among states when it comes to growth in women-owned businesses, according to a recent report by American Express OPEN. U.S. Census figures show that Oregon had a 30.9% growth in women-owned firms between 1997 and 2011. The state had a 38.5% growth in revenue of women-owned firms, which ranked it 43rd. In the U.S. overall, women-owned firms increased 50% in number over those 14 years, grew sales by 53.4% and gained 8.1% in employment. Employment at Oregon’s women-owned firms grew only 6.7%. Still, these businesses have been growing at a faster rate than male-owned businesses. In the most recent economic census, 1997, 29.8% of all Oregon firms were women-owned, compared to 30.3% in California, 28.6% in Washington and 28.8% nationwide.
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We asked readers to weigh in on the fossil fuel-green energy equation.
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Oregon is home to an abundance of gritty warehouses reborn as trendy office spaces, as well as crafty hipsters turned entrepreneurs. Does the combination yield an equally bounteous office products sector? Not so much. Occupying the limited desk jockey space are Field Notes, a spinoff of Portland’s Draplin Design Company, and Schuttenworks, known for whittling Apple device stands. For a full complement of keyboard trays, docking stations and mouse pads, check out the GroveMade line, guaranteed to boost the cachet of even the lowliest cubicle drone.
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BY KIM MOORE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
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Oregon Sick Leave is here, and changes to the federal white-collar worker regulations are on the way. This workshop will prepare you for both. We invite you to participate in an interactive discussion on how to start planning now for the future impact on your operations and finances.
Presented by OEN + CENTRL + YESpdx.