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PGE breaks ground on natural gas plant

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Portland General Electric Co. broke ground on a new natural gas plant outside of Clatskanie.

 

Oregon incentive data incomplete

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Oregon officials have filed only six of 18 required reports on $665 million in subsidies.

 

Oregon outpaces other states in clean jobs

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Oregon ranked highest on a recent Clean Jobs Index.

 

Shrimping increases in Oregon

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Shrimp is the second-largest fishery in Oregon, growing rapidly in the last few decades.

 

Oregon ranks as worst state to retire in

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

A recent study of the best U.S. states to retire in, counting Washington D.C., ranked Oregon worst in 51st place.

 

Ruby Receptionists expands to Beaverton

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Portland-based Ruby Receptionists is opening a new Beaverton office, where the company plans to employ 174 people by 2015.

 

Oregon home prices surge

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

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.

 
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Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Trends in business succession

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The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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