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Coos Bay getting new brewery

7 Devils Brewing is set to open in the fall in Coos Bay. It will be the first new microbrewery in the area in more than a decade.

NW Portland Con-way site sold

Con-way finalized the sale of two acres at its Northwest Portland campus, to become a New Seasons Market, other retail, and an 115-unit apartment complex. The renovation is set to begin in 2014 and open in spring 2015.

Prineville home to flying car business

Samson Motors set up business at the Prineville/Crook County Airport. The company's prototype is called the Switchblade, an experimental aircraft that is designed to drive from an owner's garage to a local airport.

Oregon construction jobs increase

Construction jobs in Oregon are on the rise. The state ranks 17th in the nation for construction job growth, up from 43rd in 2012. Oregon added 2,700 construction jobs last year.

Walmart's impact in Cornelius has been positive

Walmart's effect on Cornelius has been overall positive since its debut in 2010, an analysis of taxes, jobs and traffic finds. Cornelius' acceptance of Walmart is much different than other metro-area cities that are protesting incoming Walmart locations, such as Sherwood.

Oregon gets $2.9M for health exchange advisors

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving Oregon $2.9 million of a nationwide $150 million in grants to hire advisors to help patients enroll with health insurance marketplaces. Nearly 3,000 people will be hired nationwide.

Hemp measure makes the farm bill

A provision that could make industrial hemp farming legal made it into the U.S. House-passed farm bill. Rep. Earl Blumenauer is happy that colleges and universities would be able to grow hemp for research purposes.