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Taxes and tech: Oregon’s industry leaders aren’t engaged

I’ve been asking tech industry execs about the issue for the past six months and have heard a consistent refrain: Whatever their opinions about these individual measures, they’d like to see broad reform in Oregon’s fiscal policy, taxes and education system.

Jive Software of Portland, Oregon adds $12 million in venture funding

"We’re doing a lot more hiring! In just the last month, we have added 11 new Jivers with 10 more starting in the next two weeks."

Startup: Vital signs of a young regional company – Vigillo

Web-based risk-management software for companies that operate truck fleets.

Chinese startup based in Eugene, Oregon wants to sell inexpensive solar panels in U.S.

The company, the brainchild of Eugene resident Ocean Yuan, is moving so fast that it caught state economic development officials — and potential competitor SolarWorld — by surprise.

Portland advertising awards taunt other cities

"Our city is better than your city."

Oregon gets a bigger bite of the Silicon Valley Apple

The hardware cluster is just one piece of Apple’s Oregon connection.

Slump Dashes Oregon Dreams of Californians

Now the Bend area’s unemployment rate, at almost 16 percent, is one of the highest of any metropolitan area in the nation. “For sale” signs dot desert-toned, unfinished subdivisions. Luxury furniture stores downtown are going out of business. San Francisco chefs have fled.

Bend, Oregon solar company, PV Powered Inc., gets financial boost, plans to grow fast

Bend-based PV Powered Inc., which makes key components for solar panels, has received a multimillion dollar investment from a Vancouver investment group that could help triple the company’s size in two years.

In Prineville, Oregon, (population 10,000) discussions of a convention center

“We cannot wait for businesses to come,” Allen said. “We know we have to do something not only to aid the current businesses we have in town but to draw more business into town that makes sense for Prineville.”

After storybook boom, Bend, Oregon faces a tough chapter

Once upon a time not so long ago, developers seeking magic money poured $4 million into a "Lord of the Rings" subdivision here complete with hobbit holes and thatch-roof houses.