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Ashland gets three new business enterprise zones

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Ashland created three enterprise zones to give property tax exemptions to companies that build there.

 

Seattle firm considers 280-unit development in Portland

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Seattle-based Harbor Urban LLC is considering building a 280-unit building with retail storefronts in Portland's South Waterfront.

 

Oregon software jobs growing quickly

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Software jobs are growing quickly in Oregon despite the sluggish state economy.

 

Oregon's preschools second most expensive in nation

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Oregon's public preschools are the second most expensive in the nation, at a cost of more than $8,500 per child for a half-day program.

 

Oregon Tech gets new optoelectronics program

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Monday, April 29, 2013

The Oregon Institute of Technology's newest program in Wilsonville focuses on optoelectronics.

 

Sanyo Solar latest to cut operations

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Sanyo Solar of Oregon is laying off 52 of its 200 Salem workers in June, coming on the heels of bad news from SolarWorld AG and SoloPower.

 

New Relic has more experience than many other Portland startups

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Monday, April 29, 2013

San Francisco-based New Relic employs about 70 in Portland, and expects that number to grow to 200 in the next couple years.

 
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