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Traded-sector fuels Portland economy

The Portland region needs to attract and retain "traded sector" businesses, according to a report commissioned by the Value of Jobs Coalition.

Portland student housing project resurrected

Plans for a large student housing project in downtown Portland are resurfacing with a new developer.

Oregon adds 1,700 jobs

Oregon added 1,700 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 8.5%.

Invenergy wants to build Morrow County wind farm

Chicago-based Invenergy is seeking approval for a 500-megawatt wind farm in Morrow County.

Springfield businessman wants Simpsons shopping district

Springfield businessman Jack Koehler wants to create a shopping district with The Simpsons as its theme.

Troutdale Energy Center wins tax break

The Troutdale City Council granted the Troutdale Energy Center a five-year tax abatement for its proposed natural-gas-fired power plant.

Walden trying to increase state control over forests

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden met with citizens in La Grande to talk about his efforts to put more control of federal forests into local hands.