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|Thursday, March 08, 2012|
A proposed biogas plant in Portland is threatened by a lawsuit slamming Portland water and sewer spending.
The $55 million plant proposed by Columbia Biogas in Northeast Portland is intended to convert commercial food waste to electricity and compost. It has been endorsed by the Cully Neighborhood Association and numerous business groups. Mayor Sam Adams hailed the proposal during last week’s State of the City speech.
“Waste, like commercial food scraps and grease, will be diverted from our landfills and sewer systems to the plant and turned into power — enough to fuel the equivalent of 3,000 Portland homes,” Adams said. “Fingers crossed for luck that we can land this $55 million clean energy business headquarters.”
Columbia Biogas Chief Executive Officer John McKinney says private financing has been lined up for the plant’s construction, which can begin in May. But he wants the city to guarantee the financing with a pledge of garbage fees and sewer funds.
Read more at The Portland Tribune.
Monday, September 28, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT
Corporate headquarters are no longer a marker of economic prowess.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
BY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Friday, October 02, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
Our intrepid (and expecting) research editor finds the child care search involves long waiting lists, costly fees and no certainty of securing a place before she goes back to work.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE
’Tis the season of giving — and that goes far beyond trees drowning in Lego sets and ironic knitwear. Santa Claus knows corporations are people too, in need of gifts to warm the hearts (and stomachs) of even the most Grinch-like CFOs.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Oregon Business magazine has named the seventh annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon. The rankings were revealed Wednesday night during an awards dinner at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland.
Friday, October 30, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE | ART DIRECTOR
Thursday, November 12, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
I walked off the Vigor Industrial shipyard that day with a clear cover line in mind: the Love Boat.
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|The High Road|
|Tinker, Tailor, Portland Maker|
|The Shift to Community Health Care|
|The Harder They Fall|
Economic diversity has proven a smart strategy for the Port of Hood River. How can other Oregon communities replicate the model?
Phone, Internet needs of small community school districts earn attention of top-five telecom provider.
Farmland LP grows its vision for organic farming in Oregon.
The Salem Convention Center has capped its tenth anniversary year by earning the prestigious “Best of the Best 2015” award from NW Meetings & Events magazine. Selected as the Best Convention/Conference Venue in Oregon by meeting and event planners from Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, the Salem Convention Center ranked above the Oregon Convention Center and the Portland Art Museum.
The Oregon Cooperative Hall of Fame honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to the successful building and operation of Oregon agricultural cooperatives.
Health insurer reports $10.2 million in net income after taxes through the first nine months of 2015.