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Latino-owned businesses on the rise
August 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Across Oregon, Latino-owned small businesses are growing as fast as the ambition that drives them.


Springfield call center offers innovative space
July 2006
Saturday, July 01, 2006

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a cruise ship… No, it’s a call center. Coming to rest prominently by Interstate 5 in Springfield is the next generation in call sites: Royal Caribbean’s months-old customer care building, with an entrance shaped like a ship’s prow and an interior that boasts ample natural lighting, a spacious fitness center and a cafeteria that would keep Oregon’s most dogmatic vegetarians happy.


Vancouver, Wash. economy bounces back
July 2006
Saturday, July 01, 2006

{safe_alt_text}During the 2001 recession, Clark County’s economy stalled out. But beginning in early 2003, employment growth came roaring back.


Tillamook economy diversifies with nature-based tourism
June 2006
Thursday, June 01, 2006


Travelers to rugged Tillamook County are mostly left to their own imagination. There are no arcades, quaint downtowns, outlet malls or bustling bay fronts. Few hotels and no resorts. And only one man-made attraction to speak of, albeit a popular one: the cheese factory, up Highway 101 from windswept, quiet downtown Tillamook.


Going back in time to build a business
May 2006
Monday, May 01, 2006

Last year, Bob Russell shed his suit and tie job in Lake Oswego and followed a dream 270 miles south to the banks of Little Butte Creek.


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