Political Clout

BY KIM MOORE

Businesses spend billions of dollars each year trying to influence political decision makers by piling money into campaigns.

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The 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon 2014

BY KIM MOORE

Proud, diverse and underpaid.

Pride in their organizations’ mission, fairness in the treatment of women and ethnic minorities, flexible work schedules — these are just a handful of workplace characteristics that employees of this year’s 100 Best Nonprofits appreciate about their organizations.

College Conundrum

BY KIM MOORE

University and college tuition fees have been rising for more than a decade, while state funds for higher education have steadily declined.

Powerlist: Colleges and Universities

BY KIM MOORE

A conversation about higher education with the presidents of the University of Oregon and Clackamas Community College, followed by September's powerlist.

Powerlist: Staffing Firms

BY KIM MOORE

A conversation about the staffing industry with CEOs from Madden Industrial Craftsmen and Selectemp Employment Services followed by the staffing firm powerlist.

The Private 150: Bigger But Leaner

BY KIM MOORE

Total revenue increased at Oregon's top 150 private companies, but the number of employees continues to decline as firms downsize in the post-recession economy.

Nuptial Deals

BY KIM MOORE

The wedding business is a $165 billion industry, with more than 2.4 million weddings every year in the U.S., according to the Association of Bridal Consultants.

Driving green

BY KIM MOORE

Transportation accounts for the second-largest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S. (28% in 2012), and the use of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol, is booming in light of state and national programs to make transportation fuels cleaner.

The clean fuels opportunity

 

A market for low-carbon transportation fuels has a chance to flourish in Oregon if regulators adopt the second phase of the state’s Clean Fuels Program.

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