Oregon Economic Development

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Superfast WiMAX comes to Portland

We’re second in the nation to get a taste of an ambitious, unproven, new technology called WiMAX. It beams super-fast Web access from cell phone towers all over the metro area to you, wherever you are.

Oregon exceptionally generous with green-energy subsidies

When the Legislature convenes next week, Gov. Ted Kulongoski will call on lawmakers to raise taxes and fees as the state plunges deeper into recession.

Oregon’s creativity lights up

Maybe they could brand Oregon as a creative capital.

European solar company considers Gresham, Oregon plant

Dark economic clouds shadowing businesses worldwide aren’t discouraging solar companies from considering manufacturing in Oregon.

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

The governor’s plan aims to expand and diversify the state’s economic base by attracting new industries and companies, building on the $28.2 million innovation plan signed into law last year.

Portland woos wind-power giant Vestas

Adams and Gov. Ted Kulongoski have vowed to make Oregon a hub for a new green economy, and Vestas could add considerable heft to their cause.

Portland State University to use $25 million for sustainability research

Campus leaders and professors envision large-scale research throughout Portland on cutting-edge environmental, building, business and social projects.

Billion-Dollar Transportation Plan Announced in Oregon

"Investing in transportation in tough times sets us up for success in good times."

Portland ties economy to green leadership

Portland’s City Council has approved spending thousands of dollars to market the city as the American hotbed of sustainable development – and to promote local businesses specializing in “green technology.”

Amazon.com builds huge data center in rural Oregon

It is the second data center to locate along the river in Oregon’s part of the energy-rich Columbia Basin. Server farms typically use lots of electricity and water.