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Why doesn’t Intel spawn more offshoots in Oregon?

The issue is that the kind of talent that Intel produces isn’t the kind of talent that most Oregon startups are looking for. They need experience specific to their industry, not just talented managers.

At Hillsboro, Oregon’s Intel, the community garden is a company perk with a purpose

The program’s goal, says Bill MacKenzie, communications manager: "Make employees feel happy and appreciated."

Home Dialysis Plus lands $50 million investment, boosting Oregon medical technology

"It’s a foundation for us where we can move forward and say: ‘Look at what Oregon can do,’"said Michael Baker, chief executive and co-founder of HD Plus.

Budget shock in Oregon – deep education cuts are likely

But this week, Oregon fiscal analysts dropped a new bombshell on lawmakers and voters alike: Due to weak income tax collections, a fresh, $563 million hole has opened in the budget, and deep education cuts are likely.

Portland software company Tripwire says it plans an IPO

Portland-based Tripwire filed with federal regulators today to sell stock to the public, a milestone in a state where no company has held an initial public offering for more than five years.

Oregon is an early and eager test market for several electric car automakers

Automakers are racing to unleash electric vehicles in Oregon, one of the nation’s first significant test markets for plug-in cars.

Intel researcher leads Oregon’s prolific patents

While it’s "exciting to invent new things," Chau said, "it’s actually far more exciting if these inventions actually end up in your products."

Nominations sought for entrepreneurial awards

The awards will be presented in four categories: Development Stage Company of the Year; Working Capital Stage Company of the Year; Growth Stage Company of the Year and the Entrepreneurship Award for Individual Achievement.

Oregon nearing ‘budgetary cliff,’ Gov. Ted Kulongoski warns

"Anytime you start by asking, ‘How much revenue do we need?’ the answer has always been: ‘More.’" Gov. Ted Kulongoski

Idaho, Chicago try to woo Oregon business away over taxes

"I’m happy to pay taxes," said the executive, who asked that neither he nor his business be identified. "But the Oregon system is broken, and I know there are a lot of other businesspeople who feel like I do, that it doesn’t make sense to stay."