BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment.
Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.
The Beaverton-based food manufacturer will begin construction on a 310,000-square-foot specialty food plant and distribution center this summer.
The 90-year-old companies, NORPAC Foods Inc. and Henningsen Cold Storage Co., built a new 260,000-square-foot warehouse in Salem.
BY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS
The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.
Short-term rentals in single-family homes will be considered legal as long as the host pays a $180 permit fee, has their home inspected every six years, pays lodging taxes and lives on-site for at least nine months out of the year.