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Oregon Economic Development News

April 27, 2018

Rural Oregon joins push for faster internet:



April 15, 2018

The Portland Innovation Quadrant:



April 2, 2018

Virtual Incubation Program looks to help rural entrepreneurs :



February 21, 2018

Oregon's education models must reflect industry and student needs:



February 18, 2018

Is Oregon great? Science projects aim to put the state's universities on the map:



February 8, 2018

Portland State woos low-income transfers with Oregon Promise-like 'free' program:



February 4, 2018

Through boom or bust, Oregon small town rides theme to maintain identity:



January 4, 2018

Portland forges new program for affordable commercial space - Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program:



December 12, 2017

The 'last best place in Oregon without a brewery' wants to change that situation :



July 21, 2017

Portland's tech community grows more diverse, slowly:



June 14, 2017

Oregon tech leaders voice support for corporate tax plan:



June 9, 2017

Oregon leaders ask state to invest $100 million for research complex:



November 4, 2016

Report on questionable tax credits names cross-section of Oregon companies:



October 28, 2016

Oregon nearing 'full employment,' must settle for slower growth, PSU study finds:



August 21, 2016

Portland Development Commission provides money, mentoring to help minority entrepreneurs succeed:



July 18, 2016

A Portland Project Keeps It Funky, With Design and Funding:



July 12, 2016

Bend company gives Oregon State $250,000 to develop outdoor products degree program:



June 21, 2016

The Portland City Council voted unanimously to approve a new Comprehensive Plan.:



March 29, 2016

Portland Fund Fuels Minority and Women Entrepreneurs :



October 28, 2015

Mayor Charlie Hales at Design Week Portland party: 'Portland attracts creatives':



October 15, 2015

Real Economy: Tourism a big driver of Oregon economy:



September 12, 2015

Oregon Is Not Just Portland: Planning a Sustainable Economy in Peripheral Areas of the American West :



September 3, 2015

Oregon Launches Pilot Program to Improve Economic Development Collaboration Between Regions:



August 24, 2015

Greater Portland Inc - Website ReLaunch:



March 30, 2015

Gov. Kate Brown's signature could trigger data center boom in rural Oregon:



January 29, 2015

Buzzword alert: Oregon's 'innovation economy' is officially here:



October 27, 2014

Oregon will appoint 'entrepreneurship and innovation czar,' shift away from out-of-state recruitment:



October 3, 2014

Oregon Tech Leaders Seek $2.5 Million for 'Center for Cyber Excellence':



June 12, 2014

Google Fiber franchise wins approval from Portland City Council -- Here's what's next:



December 10, 2013

Gov. Kitzhaber, at Oregon Leadership Summit, says wages are flatlining, eroding middle class:



December 6, 2013

Rural Oregon's aging population: readers suggest tax reform, better infrastructure to spur economic growth:



October 17, 2013

Bend investors launch Cascade Angel Fund to boost Central Oregon entrepreneurship:



June 28, 2013

Oregon lawmakers weigh $150 million incentive pool in wake of manufacturing Business Energy Tax Credits:



June 28, 2013

Oregon lawmakers consider tripling film subsidy :



April 26, 2013

Business Oregon proposes overhaul of multi-million dollar tax credits that helped woo SoloPower, SolarWorld:



April 2, 2013

Oregon startups racking up revenue, clients:



March 24, 2013

No takers for Pendleton's $100,000 development offer:



March 17, 2013

Portland Seed Fund announces fourth class of startups :



March 13, 2013

Business Oregon must release Strategic Investment Program job reports, DOJ rules:



February 14, 2013

Portland Development Commission contest offers $10,000 grants to startups:



November 3, 2012

Salesforce picked Portland -- but how well did Oregon play the incentives game?:



October 25, 2012

Intel makes a bet on the future, and Oregon, with massive Hillsboro expansion:



October 11, 2012

Feds award Portland area groups $1.8 million grant for manufacturing jobs:



October 10, 2012

Buying into the Silicon Forest: eBay finds a home in Portland:



October 9, 2012

Royal Caribbean will add 400 more workers at Springfield call center:



October 3, 2012

Portland-area plan: Double exports in five years, create 113,000 jobs:



August 26, 2012

Salesforce.com plans major Oregon outpost, promises 'hundreds' of jobs:



August 15, 2012

Data Center Construction Firm Sets Up Shop In Prineville, Oregon - Facebook plans third data center:



March 5, 2012

Portland Seed Fund names second class of 8 startups:



February 15, 2012

Officials aim to double metro Portland's exports to $42 billion in five years:



January 31, 2012

VentureBox Startup Accelerator Launches In Oregon:



January 11, 2012

Portland Seed Fund could hit $3 million mark with Portland Development Commission vote:



January 8, 2012

Portland entrepreneurs launch big ideas, bring products to market with crowdfunding:



December 22, 2011

Two Portland Incubator Experiment members land investment backing as Portland tech incubator graduates its first class:



December 16, 2011

Oregon expected to add 300,000 jobs during this decade, led by education and health care:



November 29, 2011

Google, Cisco and VMware back Portland networking startup Puppet Labs:



November 17, 2011

Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network gets national honor:



November 16, 2011

Has Portland Lost Its Edge?:



November 7, 2011

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Updates:



November 7, 2011

Urban Airship raises $15.1 million amid rising prospects for Portland startups:



November 3, 2011

Four Portland business districts win Venture Portland's first-ever economic development grants:



September 29, 2011

Student entrepreneurs sprouting up on Oregon campuses, eager to create their own job market:



September 26, 2011

Early-stage funding arrives in Oregon amid renaissance for tech entrepreneurs:



September 18, 2011

Oregon State University posts record $4M in tech transfer income :



September 16, 2011

City unveils economic blueprint:



September 16, 2011

Oregon universities win federal grant for electric cars:



July 16, 2011

Gresham, Oregon hasn't given up on bringing thin-film solar plant to town:



July 15, 2011

Oregon needs to shore up the foundation of its economy:



June 29, 2011

Wieden+Kennedy launches incubator to develop Portland tech startups:



June 14, 2011

Startups play waiting game while Portland Seed Fund evaluates flood of applicants:



June 1, 2011

Google Offers launches Groupon competitor in Portland, with Floyd's Coffee:



May 26, 2011

Portland Seed Fund expects as many as 100 applications for 6 to 8 spots:



May 9, 2011

Register now (if you haven't already) for the Fourth-annual Greenlight Greater Portland Regional Economic Summit:



May 6, 2011

Oregon creates interactive map to track broadband availability:



April 28, 2011

Gov. John Kitzhaber says small business, 'economy of innovation' will lead Oregon out of recession:



April 20, 2011

Intel VP Renee James seeks boost in Oregon education, innovation:



April 11, 2011

Environmentalists join farmers to protest cuts to Oregon State University's research stations:



April 7, 2011

Portland startup boosters launch another program to boost entrepreneurship:



April 1, 2011

Forest Grove City Council approves incentives for new, growing businesses:



March 17, 2011

Angel Oregon awards $210,000 investment to two Portland startups, OpenSesame and Soothie Suckers:



February 27, 2011

Portland software developers ratchet up their open source ambitions:



February 21, 2011

President Barack Obama embraces Intel's high-tech culture in Oregon:



January 30, 2011

Hillsboro, Oregon donates $250,000 to the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network to kick-start new catalyst fund:



January 21, 2011

Facebook Data Center Is Boon for Oregon Town:



January 17, 2011

Oregon has more homes without plumbing now than in 2000:



January 15, 2011

Oregon has a four-year wait for jobs to reach 2008 level, state economist says:



January 2, 2011

For Portland, being distinctive brings rewards:



December 10, 2010

Portland Seed Fund wins conditional backing from Oregon Growth Account:



December 2, 2010

Portland wants to transform its software culture into an industry:



November 17, 2010

The Portland Development Commission unveils effort to nurture athletics and outdoor business cluster in Oregon:



November 3, 2010

Venture Northwest seeks to boost university commercialization in Oregon:



October 20, 2010

Intel confirms it'll invest billions in Hillsboro, Oregon plants:



September 8, 2010

Oregon’s Effort to Help Families with Child Care Paying Off:



September 8, 2010

Oregon Growth Account re-ups with Angel Fund; ambivalent on Portland Seed Fund:



August 19, 2010

Portland Seed Fund names managers Jim Huston and Angela Jackson:



July 20, 2010

Solexant to build thin-film solar plant in Gresham, Oregon - will employ 100 initially:



July 17, 2010

Oregon venture capital surged in first half of 2010:



June 22, 2010

IBM to bring 600 jobs to Oregon, most of them in Beaverton:



June 4, 2010

Portland picks team to oversee $500,000 for the city's startups - Mayor Adams pitches the potential of Portland software:



May 22, 2010

Behind-the-scenes work in Oregon on brink of landing $200 million Solexant Corp. solar plant:



May 21, 2010

Small businesses get low-cost legal help from big names like Intel, Perkins Coie:



May 2, 2010

Portland seeks to nurture software startups - seeks to be a "first adopter" for products developed by the region's software community:



March 9, 2010

SBA broadens Portland entrepreneurial outreach program:



February 26, 2010

Vancouver startup a finalist for $25K in seed money from Angel Oregon.:



February 9, 2010

Technology is a key to Oregon's economic recovery, state economist says:



February 6, 2010

Portland mayor promises $500k for small bizs & startups:



January 20, 2010

Request for Proposal—State of Entrepreneurship in Portland, Oregon:



January 9, 2010

Economic Development for Central Oregon - January 2010 eCon Update:



December 18, 2009

Region set to launch 'venture catalyst' program:



November 4, 2009

Oregon curbs controversial tax breaks for wind and solar firms:



October 11, 2009

To gain more income, Oregon universities are recruiting foreign students :



September 26, 2009

South Korean solar cell manufacturing company to buy Eugene, Oregon Hynix plant, hire 1,000:



September 21, 2009

Electric car help will come from Oregon - EnerG2:



September 4, 2009

Portland, Oregon's 5 Year Economic Development Strategy:



September 1, 2009

Swiss-based zinc-air battery maker, ReVolt Technology, picks Portland for U.S. operations:



August 17, 2009

California Disease: Oregon at Risk of Economic Malady:



July 27, 2009

Once-booming Bend, Oregon feels recession’s pinch:



July 9, 2009

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network gets outreach grants:



July 3, 2009

Oregon Small Business Centers funding cut by more than half:



July 3, 2009

Connecting the ideas and the wherewithal:



July 1, 2009

One in three Oregon students failed to get a diploma:



June 24, 2009

Software company wins venture backing, moves to Portland, Oregon:



June 21, 2009

A city in search of 10,000 jobs:



May 27, 2009

Concordia University in Northeast Portland to launch small business assistance program:



May 23, 2009

Suntech, a Chinese solar-tech company scouts Oregon sites:



May 6, 2009

Portland area prepares to add another million people by 2030:



May 4, 2009

Here Comes the Sun. Right? SolarWorld, a German company, is betting big on its solar cell operations in Hillsboro, Oregon:



May 2, 2009

Tech entrepreneurs defy recession:



April 29, 2009

Portland State University president looks to a sustainable future:



April 5, 2009

Oregon in running for Norwegian car plant - Think North America:



April 1, 2009

Portland area growth report estimates need for up to 300,000 more homes by 2030:



March 22, 2009

Downturn forces Pendleton, Oregon to 'Cowboy up':



March 19, 2009

Oregon-based firms press for more state investment support:



March 13, 2009

DesignMedix wins 2009 Angel Oregon:



March 5, 2009

Wind energy training program planned in Vancouver, Washington:



February 27, 2009

Micro loans on rise in Portland area:



February 25, 2009

The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network names Angel Oregon finalists:



February 18, 2009

Oregon Fail - Hard times for business and real estate out West.:



February 13, 2009

Portland Ten: Incubating 10 $1 million startups by 2010:



February 11, 2009

Twitter "Twisitor Center" Helps Travelers Follow the Tweets to Portland, Oregon:



February 11, 2009

As electric cars gain currency, Oregon charges ahead:



January 19, 2009

Oregon VC funding held up OK in '08:



January 13, 2009

Oregon Legislature's session opens with a call for tax increases:



January 4, 2009

Superfast WiMAX comes to Portland:



January 3, 2009

Oregon exceptionally generous with green-energy subsidies:



December 13, 2008

Oregon's creativity lights up:



December 10, 2008

European solar company considers Gresham, Oregon plant:



December 3, 2008

Governor Proposes $20.5M in Lottery Funds for Continuing Oregon Innovation Efforts:



November 30, 2008

Portland woos wind-power giant Vestas:



November 19, 2008

Portland State University to use $25 million for sustainability research:



November 13, 2008

Billion-Dollar Transportation Plan Announced in Oregon:



November 13, 2008

Portland ties economy to green leadership:



November 11, 2008

Amazon.com builds huge data center in rural Oregon:



September 7, 2008

First Oregon Rural Congress Does More Than Gripe:



August 26, 2008

Venture capital is blowing through the Columbia Gorge - Angels and VC's increasing their activity:



August 21, 2008

Finding Why Some Rural Places Remain Poor - Part of the cause, or just the result of poverty?:



August 21, 2008

Tax Incentive Program Funds Six Oregon State Research Projects:



August 6, 2008

Seattle venture capital firm puts money on Oregon. Voyager Capital plans to invest in at least two state companies a year:



July 29, 2008

Governor wants to boost Oregon's economy with eco-friendly jobs:



July 4, 2008

Scandinavia: Vision of Portland’s future? Portland ambassadors find transportation and sustainability inspiration while on a weeklong tour:



June 20, 2008

Oregon sets new high school diploma requirements:



March 31, 2008

Blueprint for Oregon's Future:



March 25, 2008

Portland Ambassadors host business leaders on a "best practices" trip to Denmark, Sweden and Finland.:



March 24, 2008

Greenlight Greater Portland - Study identifies the Portland-area industries to retain and the ones to recruit.:



March 15, 2008

Oregon Investment Fund beefs up local investments:



March 7, 2008

Creating Jobs Creates Sustainable Cities:



February 28, 2008

For startups, Portland area getting better. More programs are offering funds, advice to help new companies get off the ground:



February 21, 2008

A new Oregon incubator called the Center of Excellence helps apparel, footwear startups:



February 7, 2008

Oregon treasury invests $3 million in angel fund:



December 18, 2007

Oregon Solutions - Solving community problems in a new way..:



December 14, 2007

Germany-based SolarWorld Group Selects Oregon for Nation's Largest Solar Production Facility:



December 6, 2007

County is better risk to venture capitalists. New businesses - Portland and Multnomah County officials repeal taxes to try to attract more venture funds:



November 28, 2007

Take Another 'Big Look' In Oregon:



October 16, 2007

A record gift for the University of Oregon: $74.5 million for science research and teaching:



October 11, 2007

Oregon Introduces Tax Credit to Donors Supporting University Research:



September 23, 2007

Portlanders Want A Future That's Similar, But Better:



September 13, 2007

Greenlight Greater Portland gears up:



September 7, 2007

Oregon Colleges get easy test: Spend more cash:



August 16, 2007

Funding Frustration for Oregon's Fund of Funds:



August 1, 2007

Oregon Governor Signs $28.2M Innovation Plan:



July 30, 2007

Oregon Innovation Council - 2007 Innovation Plan. Oregon Governor Signs $28.2M Innovation Plan:



June 13, 2007

Solar firm plans Portland factory:



May 24, 2007

Reseeding Oregon's Silicon Forest. 104 businesses trace roots to Tek:



May 3, 2007

Oregon Governor Announces Quality-of-Life Benchmarking Web Site:



April 20, 2007

Oregon bioscience development forecast: Back to reality:



March 22, 2007

Oregon: High tech's second home:



February 28, 2007

Everyone's 'visioning'; is anyone focusing?:



January 31, 2007

Booming Bend, Oregon:



January 11, 2007

Funding lines up for sustainable tech research center. Oregon Bio-Economy and Sustainable Technologies (Oregon BEST):



December 19, 2006

Oregon Sets Sights on Innovation Plan:





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