Category Archives: Other State News

New project promoting Oregon economic development.

OREGON — A new pilot project has been initiated to improve business development coordination and align efforts to grow Oregon’s economy. The project is a partnership between the state of Oregon and four of the state’s largest private econo ...

New loan program helps Oregon manufacturers grow.

OREGON — The Small Manufacturing Business Expansion Program has been established to help Oregon’s small manufacturers increase their revenues and create jobs. The $250,000 program is being administered by Business Oregon, the state’s ec ...

Oregon has one of America’s strongest economies.

OREGON — Business news website Business Insider has cited Oregon’s economy as one of the strongest in the nation. The study ranked Oregon’s economy as America’s 10th strongest. Oregon ranked high, thanks to the presence of footwea ...

Oregon job vacancies hit seven-year high.

OREGON — According to a recent survey by the State of Oregon Employment Department, Oregon had 53,300 unfilled jobs in the second quarter of 2015. That number was the highest recorded by the Employment Department’s survey since 2008. Seventy-six p ...

Oregon job vacancies, pay rates on the rise.

OREGON — According to survey results from the Oregon Employment Department, job vacancies increased 20 percent in the state between the first quarters of 2014 and 2015. In addition, Oregon employers’ starting pay increased by 9 percent during th ...

Five Oregon firms earn Small Business Innovation Grants.

OREGON — Thanks to a new investment from Business Oregon, five state businesses will benefit from more than $300,000 in funds designed to help bring their ideas and innovations to market. The funding will promote technologies and products that help ci ...

Startup Weekend Latino planned in Portland.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Startup Weekend Latino is happening in Portland June 26-28. The event, which is the first of its kind in Portland, will be held at the Portland State Business Accelerator. While Startup Weekends have often produced tech-oriented project ...

Cascade Sotheby’s a hot job property in Portland.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Luxury residential real estate company Sotheby’s International Realty has awarded the franchise for the Portland area to Cascade Sotheby’s. The firm plans to hire 100 real estate brokers in the next two years. Cascade Sotheb ...