Home Must Reads Oregon nurseries recovering from recession

Oregon nurseries recovering from recession

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Oregon's nursery industry, the state's leading agricultural sector, is showing signs of a comeback from the recession.

"It's by no means a wonderful market, but all of a sudden it's improving," said Nancy Buley, a spokeswoman for the J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. nursery in Boring, one of the state's largest.

Oregon's nurseries and greenhouses grow landscaping trees and shrubs, and supply commercial garden centers with house plants. About 75 percent of nursery production is shipped out of state, and the industry is tightly linked to housing and other development.

But nursery operators are encouraged by an uptick in orders, a trend particularly noticeable over the past six to eight weeks. Orders for Schmidt & Son products are up more than 10 percent over this time a year ago, Buley said.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}oregon nursery{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Semiconductor purgatory

News
Monday, October 06, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Intel's manufacturing way station; Merkley's attack dog; Diamond Foods gets into the innovation business.


Read more...

True Blood

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

Antibiotics really aren’t magic bullets.


Read more...

100 Best Nonprofits announced

News
Thursday, October 02, 2014

100NP14logo4WebOregon Business magazine has named the sixth annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon.


Read more...

October surprise

News
Sunday, October 12, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER

Cylvia Hayes, tabloid vs. watchdog journalism and the looming threat of a Cascadia earthquake.


Read more...

Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

Contributed Blogs
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
0826 thumb collegemoneyBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?


Read more...

Downtime

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

How State Representative Julie Parrish (House District 37) balances life between work and play.


Read more...

Launch

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

October's Launch article features Soul Kitchen, Easy Company and Slick's Big Time BBQ.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS