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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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Wind energy developer runs into a green wall
October 2010

1010_Windman01Wind energy developer Chris Crowley was the darling of the green set until he tried to put turbines near Steens Mountain.

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Beekeepers face a complex future
October 2010

1010_Bees05The panic over the plight of the honeybee has passed. Now let's worry about the health of the beekeepers.

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Top 3 best large nonprofits
October 2010

1010_NonprofitIntro2Our second annual ranking of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon celebrates what it means to be a great place to work.  Read about the top three large organizations, with more than 75 employees worldwide.

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Top 3 best medium nonprofits
October 2010
1010_NonprofitMedium1Our second annual ranking of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon celebrates what it means to be a great place to work.  Read about the top three medium organizations, with 25 to 74 employees worldwide.
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Top 3 best small nonprofits
October 2010
1010_NonprofitSmall1Our second annual ranking of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon celebrates what it means to be a great place to work.  Read about the top four small organizations, with 10 to 24 employees worldwide.
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2010 List of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon
October 2010

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Almost 5,000 nonprofit employees from more than 150 organizations around the state participated in the second annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon survey, and they had a lot to say about what it takes to be a great place to work.

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Money Ball: Oregon colleges follow the cash to football
September 2010
0910_Sports02It's smart business to have a stake in Oregon's $166 million college football industry.
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Highest-paid Oregon CEOs earn less
September 2010

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The highest-paid CEOs Oregon public companies shared some of the pink slips and wage cuts that were common across all industries in the past year. For 2009, the total pay for this year’s Top 40 dropped 5% versus last year’s Top 40, and nearly half the current crop received less compensation than they did the prior year. Bonuses plummeted 59%.

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Portland craft distillers grow up, evolve
August 2010

0810_Distilleries05A tanned, barefoot Rod “Harry” Harris splashed some amber whiskey into glasses from aboard the RoLin, his 70-foot yacht moored in Portland’s RiverPlace marina. Harris helped make the spirit himself at House Spirits, a small-batch distillery in Portland, as part of the Whiskey Your Way program, which allows participants to blend and age their own 15-gallon barrel of whiskey for $4,900.

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Young business leaders ignite startup scene
August 2010

0810_NewMoney01Capital poor and risk averse, Oregon has never been known for fast money. But an ambitious group of young business leaders is working to reinvigorate the startup scene.

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Oregon's Public Companies List 2010
August 2010
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Ten years ago Oregon had 80 publicly traded companies. That crew has dwindled by well over a third during the past decade with just 51 this year. In fact, the state hasn’t had so few public companies since 1993 when there were 44.

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Romanian immigrants dominate adult foster care niche
July 2010

0710_Romanian01Some 85% of the 900 adult foster homes in metropolitan Portland are owned by first- and second-generation Romanians. “They dominate the industry here,” says Grover Simmons, a lobbyist for the Independent Adult Foster Home Association of Oregon.

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