May 2011

Crimson Trace's laser focus

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
0511_CrimsonTrace_01Wilsonville-based Crimson Trace makes state-of-the-art laser gun sights, employs around 100 people and controls 70% of the national market for laser gun sights.
 

Incubator focuses on green, tech

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
0511_GreenTechSouthern Oregon hasn’t received the same hype as Portland for its leadership in sustainability and technology. But the Medford-based Sustainable Valley Technology Group is hoping to change that. The business incubator, which received nonprofit status and recently moved into their offices, has announced its first companies — each in their own way centered around technology and sustainability.
 

Women entrepreneurs trail behind

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Articles - May 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
0511_WomenBusiness_DataburstOregon ranks 40th among states when it comes to growth in women-owned businesses, according to a recent report by American Express OPEN.
 

Oregon mills prepare for Japan's rebuilding

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Articles - May 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
0511_WoodForJapanThe quiet resurgence of the wood export market from Oregon to Japan is about to get a lot noisier in the wake of the devastating tsunami of March 11.
 

Educational nonprofit makes software for schools

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Articles - May 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
0511_Tactics_01When Matt Chapman took over as president and CEO of the Northwest Evaluation Association in December 2006, he had no experience in running an educational nonprofit of any size, much less one growing by 22% per year.
 

Recession alters business as usual

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Articles - May 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Our survey on how the recession affected Oregon businesses came back with many responses, but the main theme was that recession has altered business as usual.
 

Under the numbers

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Articles - May 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
robin-BLOGEditor Robin Doussard writes about how although the recession technically may be over, for our readers it still feels like we are in a recession.
 
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