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Court foreclosures up in Oregon

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Court foreclosures rose 67% from January to February in Oregon.

 

Boardman plant produces first biofuels

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

ZeaChem's Boardman plant produced its first biofuel from locally sourced biomass materials.

 

Bill would increase cigarette tax by $1 in Oregon

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Oregon is considering raising cigarette taxes by $1 a pack.

 

Kitzhaber signs CRC bill

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gov. John Kitzhaber signed a bill authorizing $450 million in bonds to pay for Oregon's share of the Columbia River Crossing.

 

Accelerated restoration plan could help timber industry

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service is working on a multiyear program of tree thinning and forest restorations in the Blue Mountains known as "accelerated restoration."

 

Lawyer says proposed school board PERS changes are legal

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Portland attorney William Gary said the Oregon School Boards Association's proposed changes to PERS benefits would be legal.

 

Business Oregon ordered to release job reports

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Oregon attorney general's office ordered Business Oregon to release annual employment reports tied to the Strategic Investment Program.

 
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Small business sales go big

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Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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Spring thaw

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The “polar vortex” of 2014 seems to have finally thawed and we believe this change in weather will bring more sunshine to the U.S. economy as well.


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Downtime with Ron Green

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Ron Green became president and CEO of Oregon Pacific Bank in August 2013.


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Closing the gap: Community colleges and workforce training

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Community college career, technical and workforce programs present an opportunity to bring business and education together as never before.


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From the Editor: The human factor

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In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.


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Q & A with Chuck Eggert

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The founder of Pacific Foods talks about why his company has flown under the radar in Oregon, how saving a family-run chicken hatchery has helped his bottom line and why he thinks organic food is anything but elitist.


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