Central Oregon

Central Oregon
Store Bought
July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Market of Choice is on a tear. In 2012 the 35-year-old Eugene-based grocery chain opened a central kitchen/distribution center in its hometown. The market opened its third Portland store in the Cedar Mill neighborhood this year; another outpost in Bend broke ground in March. A fourth Portland location is slated for the inner southeast “LOCA” development, a mixed-use project featuring condos and retail. Revenues in 2014 were $175 million, a double-digit increase over 2013. CEO Rick Wright discusses growth, market trends and how he keeps new “foodie” grocery clerks happy.

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Fueling Up for the Climb
July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY GREGG MORRIS

Rita Hansen aims to scale natural gas vehicle innovation.

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Farm in a Box
July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Most of the food Americans consume is trucked in from hundreds of miles away. Eric Wilson, co-founder and CEO of Gro-volution, wants to change that. So this past spring, the Air Force veteran and former greenhouse manager started work on an alternative farming system he claims is more efficient than conventional agriculture, and also shortens the distance between the consumer and the farm.

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Which Oregon region had the highest rate of hard-to-fill jobs?
Must Reads
Friday, July 10, 2015

Central Oregon is home to the most job openings that go unfilled, according to a recent survey by the Employment Department.

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Construction starts on OSU-Cascades
Must Reads
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Following a lengthy delay, workers broke ground on the campus on the west-side of Bend.

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