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The secretive four

Oregon Business conducted an informal survey of business executives, journalists and watchdog groups to identify the state’s most secretive companies.

  • Published in Tech


Business secrecy and transparency in an age of disclosure

  • Published in Politics

Big Baby: Launch, Startup Tip and Where They are Now

Babies are a miracle of nature. They are also a budding market for entrepreneurs in the smart-tech market. And BabyBit, a sensor that attaches to an infant’s clothes, takes child care to its logical, connected-future extreme.

  • Published in Tech

Intel layoffs will impact Oregon workforce

One of the biggest layoffs in Intel's history last month will likely strain the Oregon workforce, but with numerous companies seeking skilled workers, it's possible workers have an opportunity for employment.

From OregonLive:

While Oregon tech jobs are at their healthiest point in a decade, the sudden addition of hundreds of job hunters – with hundreds more to come – will "strain" local hiring capacity, said Dominic Moore, president of Flux Resources, a Lake Oswego recruitment firm.

"I think it's going to be tough," Moore said. "I don't want to sugarcoat anything. People need to expect it's going to be a process."

The state's flourishing technology ecosystem, though, is stocked with fast-growing companies hungry for skilled workers. Some of those companies are leaping at the opportunity to recruit former Intel employees.

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Commercial real estate hits lows

Commercial real estate markets nationwide and in Oregon will bottom out this year, and not see a meaningful recovery until 2010, according to a joint report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute.
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