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Oregon land use law turns 40
September 2013

0913 LandFutures 01Forty years after Senate Bill 100 set Oregon's pioneering land-use laws in motion, business interests call for a balanced approach to conservation and urban growth.

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Oregon's sex business
September 2013

0913 TheSexBusiness 01Oregon's sex industry is driven by competition and quirky Portlandia-style personality, and women are its new consumers.

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Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Co. grows a lifestyle brand
September 2013

0913 TheMaker 01Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. founder Brian Faherty grows a lifestyle brand, boosting the fortunes of local manufacturers along the way.

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Oregon's nanotech industry: Can small be large?
July/August 2013

0713 Nano 01A scientist, an investor and two entrepreneurs weigh in on Oregon's fledgling nanotech industry.

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Oregon's Private 150
July/August 2013

0713 P150 01Total revenue increases but employment declines slightly as the state's largest privately held firms mirror the cautious economy nationwide.

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Wolf tourism in Eastern Oregon
July/August 2013

0713 Wolf 10Can a predator be good for business in Eastern Oregon?

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Oregon: state of green
June 2013

0613 StateOfGreen 01Oregon forges ahead in low-emissions transportation and green-materials research, holds steady on green building and battles uncertainty in the renewable energy and clean-tech manufacturing markets.

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The sharing economy
June 2013

0613 TheSharingEconomy 01Social media is turning consumers into entrepreneurs. Is this the end of ownership?

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100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon 2013
June 2013

0613 GreenList

The fifth annual 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon list showcases exemplary workplaces that inspire and empower workers with a daily and enduring commitment to sustainable practices.

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Combined Transport keeps on trucking
May 2013

0513 Tactics 01Think trucks are smelly, polluting dinosaurs crowding the nation’s highways? Think again, says Mike Card, president of Central Point-based Combined Transport.

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Farm futures: private equity goes organic
May 2013

0513 FarmFutures 01Can a private equity fund stabilize financing for small farmers while advancing cutting-edge sustainable agriculture?

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The STEM shortage
May 2013

0513 Skills 01To meet demand for skilled workers, business leaders, along with educators and politicians, promote science, technology, engineering and math education.

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What is driving the cost of health care?
May 2013

0513 Data Graph 05Cost shifting‚ an aging population and new technologies are pushing health costs ever higher. State and federal health care reforms seek to reverse the upward spiral.

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East Portland rises
April 2013

0413 EastPortland 01Neglected eastside neighborhoods begin to attract political attention and grow new community-based business models.

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The game changers
April 2013

0413 GameChangers 03Eight athletes, executives and innovators who are boosting the profile of Oregon sports.

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Timber split
April 2013

0413 TimberSplit 01Efforts to balance logging and environmental issues move forward in eastern Oregon as gridlock continues in the west.

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100 Best: In the family
March 2013

0313 100BestFeature OpenerIf there was one word that came up most during the interviews for this year’s profiles of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon, it was “family.”

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