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The phantom chemicals boom
June 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009

Given China’s remarkable economic rise over the past decade, it comes as no surprise that it has grown into Oregon’s largest export market, with the state’s savviest players such as Nike and Intel well embedded there and prospering as a result. But it is surprising which sector has seen the sharpest growth: chemicals.

 

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Port feels global shipping pain
June 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009

indicators0609As shipping traffic slowed all over the world, the number of vessel calls at the Port of Portland fell 35% and container traffic dropped 26% during the first three months of 2009.

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All aboard!
High Five
Friday, May 29, 2009

A high-speed rail line from PDX to Vancouver, B.C. gains new political support.

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Transpo bill passes
High Five
Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Oregon House approves $300 million for roads and repairs.

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Airport traffic loses altitude
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

After five years of steady climbing, most of Oregon’s airports experienced a drop in passenger traffic in 2008.

 

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