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TV show Leverage lifts Portland economy
July 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010

0710_ATS05The TV show Leverage has brought Portland more than fame and the fun factor of having Timothy Hutton walking around downtown. It put $20 million into the local economy. The show’s second season, which filmed in Portland in 2009, employed 397 Oregonians for 150,000 hours, and contracted for services with more than 400 vendors and agencies.

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Dick Sass launches innovation fund
July 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010

0710_ATS04Dick Sass, 67, recently partnered with medical devices expert Brian Brandell and longtime Portland investors Wayne Embree and Brock Metcalf to launch the Biomed Innovation Fund. His goal is to raise $20 million to help young companies that have developed “extraordinary technologies.”

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Defense against Carl Icahn
High Five
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wilsonville's Mentor Graphics is taking a "poison pill" as a defensive measure against corporate raider Carl Icahn.
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Incubating digital marketing
High Five
Friday, June 25, 2010
Web analytics company WebTrends is creating a "digital marketing incubator," an office for independent entrepreneurs to collaborate.
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Google AdWords searches for new business
July 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010

0710_ATS11Portland Google executive Alan M. Moss, director of online sales for the Americas, stopped by Southeast Portland in late May as part of an effort by Google to publicize its massive economic impact. After the event Moss sat down with managing editor Ben Jacklet.

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