Category Archives: Oregon

Oregon economy continues upward climb.

Oregon‘s economy continued to improve in April and was up to 91.1%, according to the University of Oregon’s Index of Economic Indicators.  A measure of economic activity, the report is indexed to 100 based on economic conditions in 1997.  ...

Brewers Festival generated $23 M.

The 2011 Oregon Brewers Festival brought $23.2 million into the local economy, according to an economic impact study done by students at Eastern Oregon University.  Students interviewed 628 event participants and entered their data into a software prog ...

ZoomCare to open 5 new clinics.

ZoomCare, a clinic chain that offers same-day scheduling and flat fees for all visits, will add five new clinics in Oregon, three of them in the Portland area. Currently, ZoomCare operates nine clinics in the Portland area. Zoomcare is open seven days a ...

EID to bring 100 new jobs to Hillsboro.

Building security technology company EID Passport, Inc. is moving from Portland to a new 70,000-square-foot building on Hillsboro’s Sunset Corridor and will add 100 new jobs.  EID’s RAPIDGate Information System is used by military branches ...

Portland ranks 2nd best city for hipsters.

Travel + Leisure Magazine’s April edition reports its readers voted Portland America’s No. 2 hipster city, second only to Seattle.  Portland’s taste for audacious quirkiness, beer, street food and bicycling endeared it to hipsters. Por ...

In clean energy jobs, Oregon is #9.

In the latest report from Environmental Entrepreneurs, Oregon landed in the Top 10 spots for clean energy job creation with 1.975 jobs created in the first three months of this year. More than 46,000 clean power-generation jobs are planned nationwide b ...

Portland's SoloPower to hire 90 by end of year.

SoloPower, which manufactures thin solar panels, will hire 90 people to work in the new Portland manufacturing facility, and the company is looking for equipment engineers, chemical engineers, production and process engineers and front-end and maintenance ...