Features
Business is Good tour: The green dream
November 2007

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Oregon gets serious about sustainable business

 

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Business is Good tour: The new economies
November 2007

ParksBronze.jpgONCE, OREGON WAS A ONE-ADJECTIVE state.

 

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Repairing the Heart
November 2007

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Downtowns are getting a new life.

 

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Oregon industries brace for loss of aging workforce
October 2007

ConstructionWorkers1007.jpgFrom where he sits as vice president of Hoffman Construction, Bart Eberwein sees a good amount of gray hair peppering his workforce.

 

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The highest-paid CEOs in Oregon
October 2007
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As a result of mounting investor pressure in recent years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has changed the requirements regarding the way companies disclose and value various elements of executive compensation in their annual proxy statements that go to all shareholders.

 

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Farmers' market boom leads to some busts
September 2007

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There’s been an explosion of farmers’ markets around the state, and with it a casualty list. Can there be too much of a good thing?

 

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Fertile ground in Silicon Forest?
September 2007

JayEisenlohr.jpgYou’ve always had to have big ideas. Right now you have to  have a very, very  big idea." — JAY EISENLOHR,  AMBRIC

 

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Capitol Gains: Unfinished business
August 2007

{safe_alt_text}Was it a good session for business? Yes, says Kari Chisholm, a political consultant and an editor at blueoregon.com, one of the most prominent left-leaning blogs in the state.

 

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Deal Watch: MyStrands raises $25 million
August 2007

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Oregon’s snazziest young high-tech company is Corvallis-based MyStrands and the 50-employee operation has a cool $25 million to prove it.

 

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Oregon gets peanuts from the Pentagon
August 2007

PacStar3500.jpgDespite the efforts of a regional business coalition to increase Pentagon contracts awarded in Oregon, last year the state fell to its lowest ranking in defense spending per state in 10 years.

 

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GenX lawyers seek life beyond the firm
July 2007

JohnRussell0707.jpgWork-life balance is key for the next generation of lawyers.

 

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New opportunities for small Oregon ports
July 2007

PortCoosBay.jpgIt won’t be easy, but Oregon’s coastal ports are in a position to play a major role in the next wave of local and international shipping.

 

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Colleges struggle to meet health-care worker demand
June 2007

PCCstudent0607.jpgDuring the 2004-05 school year, Oregon community colleges graduated 573 students from registered nursing programs; colleges and universities contributed another 524, for a total of 1,097 graduates.

 

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Legislators take on health care system
June 2007

{safe_alt_text}Business leaders say Salem’s health care reform effort is a major step forward, but specifics are few and questions are many.

 

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Wave energy projects face challenges
June 2007

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Now that the backslapping in Salem over this year’s renewable energy bill has died down, here’s the real news about wave energy: It’s going to be at least five years before the state discovers which, if any, of the seven much-touted wave energy projects are viable.

 

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Capitol Gains: What’s waiting in the wings?
May 2007

{safe_alt_text}The Oregon Legislature heads into what should be its final two months, with leaders calling for a late June adjournment. A few business-related bills flying just below the radar could pop up for floor votes in the last wave of activity.

 

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Deal Watch: Powerhouse investor dips into Portland — then flips
May 2007

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The biggest name on Wall Street bought into the Portland real estate market this year, but the deal didn’t have staying power.

 

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