Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
Old questions return to leadership gathering
December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_ATS02When it staged its first leadership summit in 2002, the Oregon Business Council faced an incoming governor, high unemployment, a sluggish economy and a state budget shortfall of nearly $2 billion.
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Businesses drop asking prices
December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_ATS04Portland Metro business owners have been slashing asking prices when selling their companies, even though their revenues have been about the same for the past couple years.
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Portland embraces cargo bike’s ability to deliver the goods
December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_ATS05Joel Grover worked at the Bike Gallery in Portland for more than 20 years before he decided to set up Splendid Cycles on his own in May, selling nothing but cargo bikes.
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Restaurants pop up in shipping containers
December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_ATS13The first thing you notice at Aprisa Mexican Cuisine on SE Eighth Avenue in Portland is the pride the company takes in producing quality drive-through food from scratch. The next thing that grabs your attention is that it’s operated out of a shipping container.
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Grain, Asian markets help boost growth at Port of Portland
December 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
1210_ATS16The Port of Portland has seen a 36% increase in marine business so far in 2010, showing a positive trend for at least one area of business in Oregon.
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