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BFN Operations to shut down Cornelius nursery | Print |  Email

Texas-based Berry Family of Nurseries will close its nursery near Cornelius and lay off the 100 workers employed there.

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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co. | Print |  Email
OGCLogoBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.

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ConAgra Foods to open facility in Boardman | Print |  Email

The Nebraska-based food manufacturer completed a $200 million expansion of its Oregon facilities.

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Oregon Business wins awards | Print |  Email

ASBPEOregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.

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Oregon drone zone attracts more capital | Print |  Email

Portland-based Skyward IO (formerly Rising Tide Innovations) raised $1.5 million, according to SEC filings.

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Clatsop County must reconsider land use permit | Print |  Email

County commissioners must re-evaluate a permit they denied for a pipeline that would serve a proposed Oregon LNG gas export terminal in Warrenton.

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Beaverton company creates laptops for use in schools | Print |  Email

CTL unveiled its Education Chromebook, designed for the K-12 education market.

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Feds miss deadline to cut Oregon pollution program | Print |  Email

Federal officials were mulling whether to cut $4 million per year from Oregon's coastal nonpoint pollution program.

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The global challenge | Print |  Email
062714 thumb globalmarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.

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Employee Department cutting resources for local businesses | Print |  Email

The Oregon Employment Department is pulling people and money away from a program that works with employers, changing it to one that helps train workers instead.

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Nike revealed $27.8B in annual revenue | Print |  Email

The Oregon sports footwear and apparel company raised $27.8 billion for the year; fourth quarter revenue grew 11% to $7.4 billion.

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Counties target property tax delinquents | Print |  Email

Lane County will lead a new coalition aiming to identify businesses not paying taxes on personal property in seven counties.

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Steel contractor working on Google data center fined | Print |  Email

Colorado-based LPR Construction Co. was accused of violating state wage and hour laws on Google's $600 million project in The Dalles.

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College Hacker

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY KLINT FINLEY

Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson builds a 21st-century trade school.


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Portland rises

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Monday, August 18, 2014

IMG 2551Portland is in the middle of another construction boom, with residential and office projects springing up downtown, in the Pearl and Old Town. OB Web Editor Jessica Ridgway documents the new wave.


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Attack of the Robin Sages

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Monday, July 07, 2014
070714 thumb linkedinfakesBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


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South Waterfront's revenge

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
MoodyAveBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?


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Powerlist: Colleges and Universities

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation about higher education with the presidents of the University of Oregon and Clackamas Community College, followed by September's powerlist.


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A Taste of Heaven

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY

Craft beer comes to Mount Angel.


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY 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.


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