Clackamas county has recovered just one-third of jobs lost during the recession, while Multnomah and Washington counties have regained all jobs lost during the economic downturn.
Minnesota-based Active Boarder Corp. is the leading bidder for Altrec Inc.
The growing number of people working and living downtown has attracted new businesses on West Broadway.
The economic forecast showed job growth and economic improvement across the state, but reported a sharp decline in corporate income tax revenue.
The state's small-business owners have reported earning less than the average since 1995.