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Federal Courts Allow Corporations to Tear Apart the Family Farm

Presidential candidates have some good plans for revitalizing rural America. But unless we restructure the Supreme Court, those proposals won’t get far.

Reimagining the Rural West Initiative – 3/19-20 – The Dalles, Oregon

  Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will speak at the March 19-20 workshop of the Reimagining the Rural West Initiative in The Dalles, Oregon. The event will explore how rural communities manage their natural assets, as…

Frontier Communities Get a New Advocate

Frontier regions constitute nearly half of the nation’s land area but only 2 percent of its population.

Oregon Could Trim Opportunity Zones Tax Break

The federal opportunity zones program is a double benefit in the state of Oregon, and legislators are wondering if the program is more effective in setting up tax havens than delivering investments in underserved areas.

New Maps Help Communities and Investors Focus on Opportunities in Rural Areas and Opportunity Zones.

The organization that created the maps says the data visualization tools are designed to help policymakers, investors, funders and local economic developers create jobs and development in rural communities.

Les Schwab family to put the Oregon tire empire up for sale for $3 billion

It’s a historic, and surprising, move for the business.

5 Thriving Women-Led Companies to Watch in Portland, Oregon

These fast-growing businesses prove the City of Roses is a haven for female founders.

Come Home – Making a small town home

“Being able to see the fruits of my labor gave me purpose. Being in a small town, I feel like you can create greater change, and you see it faster,” she said.

Top 10 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Business

With all the challenges in a new business, the last thing you need is a resource drain you never saw coming until it was too late.

Oregon to Launch Statewide Procurement Marketplace in 2020

The OregonBuys Marketplace will standardize purchasing across all the state’s agencies, from procurement to payment, giving Oregon a better view into buying activity.