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Portland firm chosen to build new Trader Joe's

The African-American owned construction company, Colas Construction, will serve as the general contractor behind the $8-million Trader Joe's development in Northeast Portland.

Co-packing helps food companies sell in broader markets

A company in Lane County offers co-packing services to small businesses unable to package their own products.

Oregon business owners earn less than national average

The state's small-business owners have reported earning less than the average since 1995.

Clackamas County lays off 25 positions

The county laid off positions in health clinics to make up for its $10 million funding gap.

Oregon debates rules on short-term rentals

Portland wants to ease restrictions on short-term lodgers as long as they agree to pay a permit fee and collect lodging taxes.

Oregon nonprofit grants help develop drones

The Oregon Unmanned Systems Business Enterprise is funded with $822,000 in state money.

Trailer manufacturer opens in Coburg

Georgia-based Carry-On Trailer Corp. purchased the former Monaco Coach Corp. plant.