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ODOT oil transport records incomplete

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports do not indicate where trains have moved crude oil in the state.

 

Creswell businesses to receive help from LCC

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lane Community College offers a free business training program called "Start, Run and Grow Your Own Business."

 

Happy Valley is the fastest-growing city in Oregon

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The city's population grew 7.6% in 2013.

 

Department of Energy supports LNG project

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The approval allows the Jordan Cove Energy Project to export liquefied natural gas at a rate of 0.8 billion standard cubic feet per day for 20 years.

 

Oregon's aging population to slow economic, revenue growth

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

State economists say revenue growth will slow to 10% in future years because aging baby boomers will have less money.

 

Unemployment drops in Marion, Polk Counties

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Marion County had an unemployment rate of 7.3% in February. In Polk County, unemployment declined from 8.2% to 6.6% last month.

 

Portland class teaches coding

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Epicodus is a four-month program that teaches people with little to no programming experience how to code.

 
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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

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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How to help your staff solve their own problems

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Friday, March 21, 2014
03.21.14 thumb coxcoffeeTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

During a recent talk to HR Directors, I asked if they saw leaders trying to solve every problem, instead of delegating to and empowering staff. Every head nodded. Every single one.


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Rapid ascent

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Kelly Dachtler, president of The Clymb, redefines outdoor retail.


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What I'm reading: Brad Smith & Travis Boersma

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brad Smith, founder of Hot Pepper Studios, and Travis Boersma, president of Dutch Bros. Coffee, share their recent reads.


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Downtime with Ron Green

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

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


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Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
04.02.14 thumb co2schoolsBY APRIL STREETER | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.


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From the Editor: The human factor

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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


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