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Video: Kickstarting Oregon business | Print |  Email
02.04.14 Thumbnail VideoBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.

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Backers of LNG project hope to raise up to $250M | Print |  Email

Calgary-based Veresen Inc. plans to issue up to $250 million in shares to finance the Jordan Cove Energy Project in Coos Bay.

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Cover Oregon enrollment deadline extended | Print |  Email

Oregonians have until April 30 to enroll in the online health insurance exchange.

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Airbnb nearing deal with Portland over short-term rentals | Print |  Email

The agreement would require the online vacation-rental service to collect an 11.5% tax on rentals in the city.

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80 workers to lose jobs at Tigard automotive plant | Print |  Email

Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. will shut down its production and warehouse by the end of the year.

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Bend craft breweries trying to meet demand | Print |  Email

Boneyard Beer will become the fourth Bend beer maker since January to expand production.

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Oregon's per-capita income still lower than most states | Print |  Email

Despite top personal income growth, the state has the 18th lowest per-capita personal income in the United States.

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Oregon workforce to grow by 15 percent | Print |  Email

The state's workforce is projected to increase by 258,000 jobs in 10 years.

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ODOT oil transport records incomplete | Print |  Email

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports do not indicate where trains have moved crude oil in the state.

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Creswell businesses to receive help from LCC | Print |  Email

Lane Community College offers a free business training program called "Start, Run and Grow Your Own Business."

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Happy Valley is the fastest-growing city in Oregon | Print |  Email

The city's population grew 7.6% in 2013.

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Department of Energy supports LNG project | Print |  Email

The approval allows the Jordan Cove Energy Project to export liquefied natural gas at a rate of 0.8 billion standard cubic feet per day for 20 years.

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Buy the book | Print |  Email
2 03.25.14 thumb bookshopBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Oregon is home not only to many fine writers but also several accomplished small publishers.

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The 2014 List: The Top 34 Medium Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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BY LINDA BAKER

Les Schwab has put a premium on customer service since 1952, when legendary namesake Les Schwab founded the company with one store in Prineville. (Schwab died in 2007.) But if the corporate principles remain essentially the same, the world around this iconic Oregon business has changed dramatically.


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Are millennials reshaping politics in the Pacific Northwest?

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MillennialsThumbA new report explores the impact of millennials on Oregon's business and political climate.


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From the Editor: The human factor

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In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.


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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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03.20.14 thumb internetBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


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The solution to youth unemployment

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02.27.14 Thumbnail TeenworkBY ERIC FRUITS

Because they have little chance of working for someone else, today’s teens need to be entrepreneurs. But, first, we must teach our teens that entrepreneurship starts small.


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