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End of the line for salmon fisherman?
April 2008

SalmonBoats.jpgStart with a basic fact: Oregon’s coastal commercial salmon industry is not dead, nor will it — probably — ever be.  But define “industry.”

 

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Governor plans break up of economic development department
April 2008

{safe_alt_text}It’s a surprising move. It may be a risky move. It’s a move that, if successful, should change how Oregon’s economic department does business with the world and with the state itself.

 

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Reading, writing and real estate
April 2008

LincolnHighSchool.jpgFaced with aging buildings and growing needs, schools struggle to find suitable new locations, and discover the necessity of partnerships with business and the community.

 

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Restaurants cope with rising food costs
March 2008

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At Mo’s Restaurants, a group of six coastal seafood joints based in Newport, they’re going to raise the price of the home-baked bread — two thick slices served with pats of butter — for the first time in probably 20 years.

 

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The rental rebound
March 2008

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Housing market turmoil and the law of supply and demand create a robust landlord’s market.

 

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Composite aircraft industry takes off around Bend
February 2008

EpicVictory.jpgLast October, Indian billionaire Dr. Vijay Mallya — who founded India’s Kingfisher Airlines, one of the largest customers for Airbus — invested $200 million for a 50% stake in Epic Aircraft.

 

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Home-based businesses are on the rise again
February 2008

ChristineCampbell0208.jpgCornelius resident Christine Campbell followed 20 years of work in the mental health field with a stint in construction, working for a small building supply company, a construction firm and also one of the corporate behemoths of the industry.

 

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Hospitals find RX for growth
January 2008

JimDiegel0108.jpgHospitals are key economic players around the state as they thrive in spite of challenges and an uncertain future.

 

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Vibrant tech cluster takes root in the Gorge
January 2008

{safe_alt_text}Forget the storied orchards and iconic wind sailors. Dozens of tech companies producing everything from unmanned aircraft to solar energy are finding the Columbia River Gorge is the place to do business.

 

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The Leadership Summit: One future through two plans
December 2007

RitaConrad1207.jpgOn Dec. 3, hundreds of business leaders will assemble at the Oregon Convention Center for the Oregon Business Plan’s sixth annual leadership summit.

 

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The Oregon Philanthropy Awards
December 2007

This year’s winners of the Oregon Philanthropy Awards, a partnership between Oregon Business magazine and the Oregon chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, shows the spirit of giving can be strong no matter what your age, your profession or the money you have in your pocket.

 

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Banks look for their niche markets
November 2007

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Thirty-five years ago this summer, Pacific Continental Bank opened its first set of doors in Eugene. Small and community minded, the bank at the time was simply interested in garnering new business, any business.

 

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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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