Features
It’s a small world
April 2009

CamiOetmanWhen the going gets tough, microenterprises get going. The down economy is proving a great time for entrepreneurs to take business into their own hands

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The vast underground economy grows in Oregon - and globally
April 2009

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Oregon's $18 billion underground economy is exploding as the recession pushes more transactions under the table.

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No. 1 large company: Hitachi Consulting
March 2009
HitachiConsulting.jpgIt was 2002 and for a handful of business management and IT consultants in Portland, it was the worst possible nightmare. The company they worked for, Arthur Andersen, one of the storied "Big Five" accounting firms, was imploding.
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No. 1 small company: Rose City Mortgage
March 2009
RoseCityMortgage.jpgWhen you walk into the office of Rose City Mortgage, it has the warm embrace of home. CEO Renee Spears pads around in her socks and sweats, good-luck Buddhas are sprinkled about and dogs are nearby.
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The 2009 100 Best Companies List
March 2009
100BestBrand2.jpgOur annual ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon turns Sweet 16 this year with an astounding 30,000 employees participating.
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Good news for small papers
February 2009

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Oregon is dominated by small daily and weekly papers. While they haven't dodged the recession's wrath,  in today's declining newspaper market smaller is turning out to be better.
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Housing downturn hits senior sector
February 2009

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The ravaged condo and residential markets in Oregon have received most of the attention in the housing collapse, but the downturn, which has sapped many retirement funds, finally is reaching another housing sector: senior-living communities.
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What will save Central Oregon?
February 2009
WitchitaYMCA.jpgWelcome to Central Oregon, where the economic news is grim and the bottom is nowhere in sight.
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Down the line
December 2008

FrankDulcichThe future of the seafood industry rests  with leaders such as Pacific Seafood’s Frank Dulcich, and his ability to balance strong-willed business tactics with collaboration.

 

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Where did they go?
December 2008

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What does it matter that Oregon hasn't seen an IPO for years?

 

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City U
November 2008

PSU gets  a new president  who’s an expert  in urban development, right as its community is making big plans.

 

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Pollution for sale
November 2008

Ready or not, The carbon market is coming to Oregon. Expect big winners — and big losers.

 

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The Adams doctrine
November 2008

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Portland's mayor-to-be offers a sneak preview of his economic plan, short on strategy but long on hope.

 

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Outlets upswing
October 2008

OutletsDespite their far-flung locations, outlet malls are thriving in a down retail market.

 

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The comeback
October 2008

JimFaraudoHow Flir came back from the brink of bankruptcy to become a $4.3 billion company that has left its competition in the dust.

 

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Costs and delays imperil Portland’s South Waterfront
September 2008

SouthwaterfrontAs development in Portland’s South Waterfront sags under the weight of the economy, the final design of the project grows increasingly uncertain.

 

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Q&A with the candidates for state treasurer
September 2008

TreasurerRaceWhat would these men do if they got their hands on the state’s billions?

 

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