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Features
2011 List: 100 Best Nonprofits To Work For in Oregon
October 2011
1011_Nonprofit_01Our third annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon project celebrates great workplaces in the nonprofit sector. Nearly 5,500 employees from 170 nonprofits statewide participated in this year’s survey.
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Private sector shapes education reform
September 2011

0911_EducationOregon’s business community scored a triumph in education reform this session, an effort that spotlights how the private sector — sometimes controversially — is shaping education reform and funding.

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Carpenters union attacks wage fraud
September 2011
0911_UndergroundFight_01As jobs remain tight, competition stays fierce and Hispanic labor grows, a carpenters union attacks fraud in the construction industry with controversial tactics.
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Ashland's new age economy
September 2011

0911_HarmonicConvergence_09From Jackson Wellsprings to Pacific Domes, businesses built to serve a higher purpose and make a buck are moving into Ashland.

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ZGF Architects' next generation
July 2011
0711_Tactics_01Technology is stretching the boundaries of ZGF Architects, the fourth-largest architecture firm in the country.
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Qatar looks to Oregon
July 2011
0711_Qatar_02A desert Middle Eastern kingdom looks to Oregon to help solve its food security issues and evolve its sustainability.
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Bend's economy is coming back to life
July 2011
0711_Bend_01After a historic flameout, Bend's economy is coming back to life on the strength of a fresh crop of growing companies and the enduring pull of its natural beauty.
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Private 150: Oregon's top privately held companies
July 2011
0711_Private150It may not be robust, but Oregon’s top privately held companies seem to be experiencing recovery.
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TMT Development's president struggles to revive Park Avenue West
June 2011
0611_HoldingTheLine_01Tom Moyer’s granddaughter struggles to revive Park Avenue West, a lingering wound in the heart of Portland’s downtown. It’s a fight against the economy, the market and maybe even her family.
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Small Oregon businesses go global
June 2011
0611_GoingGlobal_02Small Oregon companies are following the money overseas, but doing business internationally can be daunting.
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Mount Hood's unique economy
June 2011
0611_MountainEcon_01More than 100 years since modern commerce began on Oregon’s signature peak, Mount Hood supports millions of dollars worth of tourism, recreation, agriculture, timber and small business. It’s a unique and massive economy under growing pressure from those who make their money from the mountain.
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100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon, 2011
June 2011
0611_GreenListOur third annual ranking of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon celebrates workplace excellence.
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Educational nonprofit makes software for schools
May 2011
0511_Tactics_01When Matt Chapman took over as president and CEO of the Northwest Evaluation Association in December 2006, he had no experience in running an educational nonprofit of any size, much less one growing by 22% per year.
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Businessmen once again invest in custom suits
May 2011
0511_SuitingUpBusinessmen are once again investing in custom suits.
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Ron and Lynne Saxton's education passion
May 2011
0511_SaxtonWhen the governor needed help with education reform, he turned to a powerhouse husband and wife who've been a team since their college days.
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Waiting for wave energy
May 2011
0511_WaveEnergy_04Despite years of planning it could be years before the state starts ocean energy permitting. Critics say that puts development at risk.
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The decline of the tacky strip mall
May 2011
0511_StripMall_03The tacky strip retail malls are dying, leaving behind a museum of failure.
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