Economic development
Gresham shops celebrate a fee holiday
June 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010

0610_ATS09Like most cities around the state, Gresham has been hard hit by the commercial real estate crash. Its downtown core is dotted with vacant storefronts, left behind by businesses that failed or moved out of town. But unlike most cities, Gresham decided one way to bring business back to its downtown was to waive all development-related fees as well as first-year license fees.

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Log export dock divides Astoria
June 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010

0610_ATS10Once upon a time, Astoria was the largest log exporter on the West Coast. But boatloads of Douglas fir haven’t steamed for Asia from Northwest Oregon in 14 years. That’s expected to change this summer as Westerlund Log Handlers, based in Bremerton, Wash., sets up a log-exporting facility on Port of Astoria property.

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Unions resist Kulongoski's call for sacrifices
High Five
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Governor Kulongoski has announced a $562 million shortfall in the budget, and his call for employee sacrifices makes unions bristle.
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Idaho aims to attract businesses from Oregon
High Five
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Idaho Governor “Butch” Otter has launched a new website encouraging businesses to "make the switch" to the neighboring state.
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PeaceHealth may move jobs to Washington
High Five
Monday, May 24, 2010
A company that owns seven hospitals is setting up a new location for back-office employees, and thus moving jobs from Eugene to Vancouver.
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