Portland General Electric Co. broke ground on a new natural gas plant outside of Clatskanie.
Oregon officials have filed only six of 18 required reports on $665 million in subsidies.
Oregon ranked highest on a recent Clean Jobs Index.
Shrimp is the second-largest fishery in Oregon, growing rapidly in the last few decades.
A recent study of the best U.S. states to retire in, counting Washington D.C., ranked Oregon worst in 51st place.
Portland-based Ruby Receptionists is opening a new Beaverton office, where the company plans to employ 174 people by 2015.
U.S. home prices rose 10.5% in March compared with a year ago, and Oregon ranked fifth out of the 50 states with a 14.3% gain.