Economic development

Economic development
Inspectors try to keep up
High Five
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Portland BDS will ask the city council for $3.7 million to restore laid-off employees.

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Land plan threat
High Five
Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Portland area's groundbreaking urban-rural reserves plan could be upended by appeal.

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Airport Way area may shrink
High Five
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Portland City Council considers reducing the Airport Way urban renewal area.

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Oregon City complex halted
High Five
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Rivers project in Oregon City is suspended due to concerns about city-official support.

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Editor's Notes: Oregonians are hurting
Robin Doussard
Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Oregonians are driving less, spending less on food, saving less for retirement and working less compared to their neighbors in Idaho and Washington. As pollster Adam Davis says about his recent findings: “When the economy is bad it tends to be worse in Oregon.”

The results were part of the recently released Northwest OpinionScape report that Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall conducted on behalf of the nonprofit Northwest Health Foundation and the Northwest News Network, a collaboration of public radio stations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. There were 400 general population respondents in each state. DHM, a Portland opinion research and consulting firm, is also Oregon Business’ longtime partner in the 100 Best project.

The top headline out of the extensive report? “It’s all about the economy right now in Oregon,” says Davis. “Households are being affected across the board.”

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