MATR Sponsor:


MATR Supporters:

Oregon Business News


Oregon's economy soars yet state budget gap grows: here's why:


Oregon has never seen times quite like these. Unemployment is the lowest on record. Wages are rising at a 4 percent annual clip. The state is enjoying an unprecedented housing boom, and even lagging ...


It's legal for Oregon lawmakers to sponsor, vote for bills that benefit their occupations:


No laws were broken when Rep. Rob Nosse failed to mention his employer is the main backer of a bill he shepherded through the state House this month, according to the Legislature's top lawyer. That ...


Oregon lawmakers, sensing ambitious education goals out of reach, prepare to drop them:


In 2011, Oregon lawmakers agreed on an ambitious goal: By 2025, the state should get all its young people to graduate from high school and 80 percent to earn a two- or four-year college degree. Now, ...


Bills would force Oregon companies to share tax information :


Oregonians could learn how much Intel pays in state taxes and find out how much Nike receives in tax breaks if lawmakers pass corporate tax disclosure bills being considered by the House Revenue ...


Portland Prepares for the Big One:




OHSU's HIV vaccine technology acquired by Bay Area biotech:


A San Francisco-based biotech company has acquired vaccine research by Oregon Health & Science University scientists, marking a critical step toward commercialization of a promising HIV vaccine. OHSU ...


Oregon's most in-demand jobs are at low end of the wage scale: Here's why:


Oregon is sprouting jobs at its fastest rate in years. And while growth will inevitably slow, economists expect hiring to continue at a modest pace for most of the coming decade. That's creating ...


Portland's new 10-cent-a-gallon gas tax is operational:


Portland's voter-approved 10-cents-a-gallon gas tax is finally operational and customers may see a slight increase in prices at the pump as a result. The four-year tax is projected to bring in a total ...


Portland Adopts Surcharge on C.E.O. Pay in Move vs. Income Inequality:


Moving to address income inequality on a local level, the City Council in Portland, Ore., voted on Wednesday to impose a surtax on companies whose chief executives earn more than 100 times the median ...


LinkedIn's new 8-megawatt data center in Hillsboro will serve as a template for others:


LinkedIn said it reduced energy use with cooling mechanisms on each cabinet of computer servers and by using Oregon air, which is naturally cool for much of the year. Other innovations include a unified ...


Oregon corporate tax Measure 97 defeated:


Measure 97 would charge certain C corporations a 2.5 percent tax on their gross annual sales in Oregon above $25 million. The measure called for the state to spend the new revenue on education, health ...


Lattice Semiconductor sells to little-known firm with ties to China for $1.3 Billion:


Portland's biggest tech company, Lattice Semiconductor, sold Thursday to an obscure California investment firm called Canyon Bridge Capital Partners that says its funding comes from China. Canyon Bridge ...


Oregon's corporate tax measure is a big deal. Here's why. :


Oregonians face a big decision this fall, as they consider how to vote on a $3 billion corporate tax measure that could reshape the state's finances and the future of government services. Measure ...


Former Oregon lumber town rides digital wave to a comeback:


Fifteen years ago, Facebook came looking for a site for its first wholly owned data center. The executives liked that the chilly night air at 3,200 feet (975 meters) above sea level could cool the servers, ...


Portland's latest technology screw-up ends in finger-pointing :


Add this to Portland's growing list of bungled technology projects: permitting software that's cost $3.9 million but is nowhere near complete. Frustrated city officials this month cut ties with the ...


Has Portland Lost its Way?:


Oregon's poster child for livable planning is embroiled in new controversies over destructive growth, skyrocketing prices, and back-room cronyism. Michael Mehaffy | @michaelwmehaffy Full ...


Oregon voters eye 'gigantic' corporate tax hike:


A massive $2.8 billion annual corporate tax hike is likely headed to Oregon voters in November, a move that could create the most aggressive tax climate for big business of any state in the nation. ...


'Get Californians out of Oregon' campaign launches on GoFundMe:




Oregon vs. Oracle: Legal war gets personal as company goes on the attack:


It's come to this in the long, bitter legal fight between Oracle Corp. and the state of Oregon over the botched Cover Oregon healthcare website: The software company is seeking contempt sanctions against ...


Tech Sector Makes Inroads in Portland :


Low prices and a less frenetic working environment are drawing tech employees to Portland, Oregon. Gentrification may loom, but along with it may come expanded economic opportunities for the city and ...


The Software Industry's Cabin in the Woods - Portland, Oregon has quietly lured startups and big company satellites. :


In 2013, about a year after he started the property-management software company Cozy in San Francisco, Chief Executive Officer Gino Zahnd hired a guy who insisted on living in Portland, Ore. So Zahnd ...


Precision Castparts' $37 billion sale is final: It's now in Warren Buffett's hands:


The biggest deal in Oregon corporate history closed on schedule Friday, with Berkshire Hathaway taking ownership of Portland-based Precision Castparts Corp. The $37 billion takeover, announced last ...


Young Techies Rush to Portland, Alter City's Image:




Behind the Harney County standoff, decades of economic decline:


This remote expanse of southeast Oregon, now in the spotlight for a long anti-government standoff, was one of the most prosperous pockets of the state just 40 years ago. No place earned more money per ...


Oregon venture capital surged again in 2015:


Venture capitalists put $226 million into Oregon entrepreneurship last year, according to data compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. That's up 20 percent from ...


Portland picks management team for investment fund to foster startup diversity:


Portland has picked a veteran entrepreneur to manage a new, publicly financed invested fund aimed to improve diversity among the Oregon startups. Nitin Rai is founder chief executive of First Insight ...


Oregon Governor Announces 'Education Innovation Officer' Position:




Oregon Leadership Summit: Political, business heavyweights to talk jobs, roads:


Top government and business officials will gather Monday at the Oregon Leadership Summit, where Gov. Kate Brown and legislative Democrats are set to offer hints of their 2016 legislative agenda. By ...


Oregon tech's outpost economy: Feeding or stunting the Silicon Forest?:


Google and Yahoo. IBM and Hewlett-Packard. Dell. Xerox. Apple and Microsoft. Intel, of course. And now Amazon. Nearly all the biggest names in technology have footholds in the Portland area. What Portland ...


In Oregon, Women Take the Lead:



View ALL Oregon Business news



Reprinted under the Fair Use doctrine of international copyright law. Full copyright retained by the original publication. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.


E-mail this page to a friend!