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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 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 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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