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TriMet announces light rail opening date

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Friday, July 26, 2013

TriMet announced the opening date for the $1.49 billion Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail line will be Sept. 12, 2015.

 

New TriMet buses replace older fleet

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

TriMet's six new buses unveiled this week are the first of 70 diesel buses it will get this year.

 

Portland office market tight, second only to San Francisco

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Portland metro area has one of the lowest office vacancy rates in the country, allowing landlords to push rents higher.

 

Biohabitats opens Portland office

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Baltimore-based design and planning firm Biohabitats opened an office in Portland's Old Town.

 

Facebook putting older photos into cold storage

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

82% of Facebook's traffic is focused on only 8% of its photos, so the company plans to put older images into cold storage, like one data hall under construction now in Prineville.

 

Mercy Corps launches Gaza Sky Geeks

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Portland-based Mercy Corps founded Gaza Sky Geeks, a new startup accelerator that is the first in its area.

 

Entrepreneur banks on cider

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Portland entrepreneur Abram Goldman-Armstrong hopes that cider is the next big thing in microbrew-loving Portland.

 
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Corner Office: Marv LaPorte

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Growing a mobility cluster

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Why are there so few transportation startups in Portland?  The city’s leadership in bike, transit and pedestrian transportation has been well-documented.  But that was then — when government and nonprofits paved the way for a new, less auto centric way of life.


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Editor's Letter: Power Play

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

There’s a fascinating article in the December issue of the Harvard Business Review about a profound power shift taking place in business and society. It’s a long read, but the gist revolves around the tension between “old power” and “new power” as a driver of transformation. Here’s an excerpt:

Old power works like a currency. It is held by few. Once gained, it is jealously guarded, and the powerful have a substantial store of it to spend. It is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. It downloads, and it captures.

New power operates differently, like a current. It is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It uploads, and it distributes. Like water or electricity, it’s most forceful when it surges. The goal with new power is not to hoard it but to channel it.

The authors, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans, don’t necessarily favor one form of power over another but merely outline how power is transitioning, and how companies can take advantage of these changes to strengthen their positions in the marketplace. 

Our Powerbook issue might be viewed as a case study in the new-power transition. This annual book of lists provides information on leading businesses, nonprofits and universities in the state. Most of the featured companies are entrenched power players now pursuing more flexible and less hierarchical approaches to doing business. Law firms, for example, are adopting new technologies and fee structures to make legal services more accessible and affordable.

This month we also take a look at a controversial new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule requiring public companies to disclose the median pay of workers, as well as the ratio between CEO and median-worker pay. 

Part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law, the rule will compel public companies to be more open about employee compensation, with the assumption that greater transparency will improve corporate performance and, perhaps, help address one of the major challenges of our time: income inequality.

New power is not only about strategy and tactics, the Harvard Business Review authors say. “The ultimate questions are ethical. The big question is whether new power can genuinely serve the common good and confront society’s most intractable problems.”

That sounds like a call to arms. Or a New Year’s resolution. Old power or new, the goals are the same: to be a force for positive change in the world. Happy 2015!

— Linda


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Fred Ziari aims to feed the global population.


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The clean fuels opportunity

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A market for low-carbon transportation fuels has a chance to flourish in Oregon if regulators adopt the second phase of the state’s Clean Fuels Program.


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