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Salem council to consider grants for developers

Salem City Council could change the Riverfront Downtown Urban Renewal plan to offer a $75,000 grant to build a rehabilitation facility.

Job vacancies up in small businesses

The Oregon Employment Department reported 32,700 job openings in businesses throughout the state.

Business tax credits gaining traction in Congress

The tax extenders would benefit a wide variety of industries.

Salem job rate, home prices up

Job growth in the capitol is up  2.6%; home prices are up 5.7%.

Portland IT company reports sharp growth

Puppet Labs doubled its business in three first-quarter metrics: customers, bookings and jobs.

Apple acquires hydroelectric project in Prineville

The company took over the project at a Central Oregon site near Apple's new data center.

Oak Grove recognized as a top retirement community

Forbes magazine named Oak Grove as one of the 25 best retirement suburbs in 2014.