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The 2011 List: Top 33 Large Companies to Work For in Oregon
March 2011

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Our annual ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon turns 18 this year with nearly 14,000 employees participating. The large size category is comprised of the top 33 highest-scoring companies with 100 or more Oregon employees.

 

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The 2011 List: Top 34 Medium Companies to Work For in Oregon
March 2011

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Our annual ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon turns 18 this year with nearly 14,000 employees participating. The medium size category is comprised of the top 34  highest-scoring  companies with 35-99 Oregon employees.

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The 2011 List: Top 33 Small Companies to Work For in Oregon
March 2011

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Our annual ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon turns 18 this year with nearly 14,000 employees participating. The small size category is comprised of the top 33 highest-scoring companies with 15-34 Oregon employees.

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Persistence pays for Painted Hills
February 2011
0211_PaintedHills_01Mehrten Homer, president of Painted Hills Natural Beef, makes a bold shift from mass meat to premium products.
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Mike Thrasher Presents follows the money to punk, metal
February 2011
0211_Thrasher_01Portland music promoter Mike Thrasher has become one of the biggest concert promoters in the Northwest with his stealthy street-level marketing.
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Knowledge Universe reaches $1.6 billion in revenue
February 2011
0211_Knowledge_02Knowledge Universe is the largest private provider of early childhood education services in the country. Its ambitions don’t stop there.
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Angel fund boosts fortunes, economy
February 2011

0211_Angels_01The Oregon Angel Fund has backed 16 companies since 2007 and not one has failed. The results speak for themselves as the fund becomes a powerful force in supporting hot new businesses.

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Kitzhaber addresses green tech, China and jobs
January 2011
0111_Kitzhaber02John Kitzhaber was elected governor for the third time in November following one of the closest elections in Oregon history. He spoke with Oregon Business managing editor Ben Jacklet recently about business and economic issues.
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Three decades of wins and losses for Oregon business
January 2011
0111_0291Sizing up three decades of ups and downs, saints and scoundrels, crashes and triumphs.
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30 ideas for the future
January 2011
0111_30th36Leaders and innovators across the state weigh in on the future of Oregon business.
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Timeline charts three decades of change
January 2011
A 30-year timeline of key business events from Nike's first Chinese factory to Intel's new Hillsboro fab project.
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Mark Frohnmayer builds a Utopian empire in Eugene
December 2010
1210_Eugene01Mark Frohnmayer mixes pizza, yoga and electric cars to create a sustainable business — and life — in Eugene.
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Portland's fashion industry feels growing pains
December 2010
1210_Fashion01The influential reality TV show Project Runway has put Portland and its designers in the fashion spotlight. But the bright lights haven’t brought stability to the local fashion industry.
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Opportunity abounds as the downturn persists
December 2010
Need cheap technology or want to buy a business? The sweet deals pile up as the downturn drags on.
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Ready or not, health reform is coming
November 2010
1110_Health01Health care reforms have Oregon businesses of all types and sizes gearing up for an uncertain future.
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Portland is unprepared for a big earthquake
November 2010
1110_ShakeDown03When the big one inevitably hits, it will collapse bridges, destroy energy sources, ruin many commercial buildings and leave Portland's economy in ruins.
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Players angle for Portland casino
November 2010

1110_Casino01The stakes are high for Oregon tribes, private business investors and the state in the race to get a casino close to the lucrative Portland market.

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