The Bonneville Power Administration wants to develop more efficient ways to develop and deliver energy, and has $3.5 million available for new projects.
Ashland entrepreneur Jim Williams' online menu provider company MustHaveMenus serves 15,000 restaurants.
A growing number of Oregon residents are forced into extreme commutes due to lasting recession effects.
Wells Fargo is hiring 90 underwriters in Portland because of an uptick in demand for home loans.
Oregon's unemployment rate in January was 8.4%, as the private sector added 5,000 jobs but the public sector cut 800.
Weekly unemployment benefits will drop 10.7% starting March 31, the Oregon Employment Department says.
Democrats proposed $445 million in PERS cuts, while Republicans proposed more than $1.5 billion in cuts.