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|Friday, February 03, 2012|
Gov. John Kitzhaber reached an agreement with Facebook officials to not give the company's Prineville data center a special assessment that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
On Thursday, Facebook officials met with Gov. John Kitzhaber. The governor signaled he would sign legislation that honored a company's original enterprise zone agreement, said Scott Nelson, the governor's jobs and economy policy adviser.
"Over the course of several months, all of the parties got down to work, and it appears that we have the right combination of things to have a positive outcome here," Nelson said.
The Oregon Department of Revenue also is expected to issue a declaratory ruling that confirms Facebook doesn't fall within the definition of a communication company the state is required to assess.
Lawmakers are considering legislation that would exempt companies that own or lease a data center in enterprise zones from having their value assessed by the Department of Revenue.
Read more at The Statesman Journal.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
BY GREGG LEWIS | OP-ED
The issue of green-washing remains a significant challenge to those of us who would like to see the building sector in this country do more than make unverifiable claims of sustainability. Transparency about the impacts of a given material is the only way to allow designers to make intelligent choices when selecting building products.
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In an era dominated by self-promotion and marketing speak, John Bradley, CEO of R&H Construction, is a breath of fresh air.
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR
The traditional model of sports teams using paid media to get their message across is disappearing as teams look instead to social media to interact with fans.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
In 2010 Vanessa Keitges and several investors purchased Portland-based Columbia Green Technologies, a green-roof company. The 13-person firm has a 200% annual growth rate, exports 30% of its product to Canada and received its first infusion of venture capital in 2014 from Yaletown Venture Partners. CEO Keitges, 40, a Southern Oregon native who serves on President Obama’s Export Council, talks about market innovation, scaling small business and why Oregon is falling behind in green-roof construction.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE
As we worked on the October cover, it became evident that Nick Symmonds is a hard man to catch — even when he’s not hotfooting it around a track.
Monday, September 28, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
A conversation with Jonathan Bennett, managing partner at law firm Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.
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