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Scandinavia: Vision of Portland’s future? Portland ambassadors find transportation and sustainability inspiration while on a weeklong tour

“This whole trip was leaning more toward policy development than just meeting with businesses,” Mangan said, adding that Scandinavia can be viewed as a template for what the city aspires to be.

Oregon sets new high school diploma requirements

Beginning with the class of 2012, students must meet state standards in reading, math, writing and speech to graduate

Intel Spins Off Solar Tech Business. SpectraWatt to open facilities in Oregon

In addition to making photovoltaic cells, SpectraWatt also will focus on improving current manufacturing processes to reduce the cost of photovoltaic energy generation.

Will Portland’s Wi-Fi disconnect?

Web access – It was a rocky road to the city’s partial system, and disputes with MetroFi Inc. could scuttle the project

The Most Bicycle Friendly City In America – Portland, Oregon

Two local transportation advocates shed light on the plans and policies that have made Portland, Oregon the bicycle capital of the U.S.

Blueprint for Oregon’s Future

Called ”Envision Oregon,” these forums challenged more than 2,200 participants from over 140 towns and places in Oregon to describe their vision for Oregon’s future, and to help create strategies for making that vision a reality. They also formed the foundation for Blueprint for Oregon’s Future.

Portland Ambassadors host business leaders on a "best practices" trip to Denmark, Sweden and Finland.

The Portland Ambassadors’ first European Best Practices visit is the latest in a series of trips to top-rated, forward-thinking cities.

Greenlight Greater Portland – Study identifies the Portland-area industries to retain and the ones to recruit.

The analysis is taking a more detailed look at occupations. This step is important, because regions are competing increasingly on the "basket of skills" they produce.

Corvallis, Oregon named greenest city in U.S.

The magazine and Sperling’s BestPlaces looked at 24 factors in five categories, including mass-transit use, green power policies, biofuel and wind power availability, number of green-certified buildings, farmers markets, organic producers and air and watershed quality.

Oregon Investment Fund beefs up local investments

Once the new fund is completed, the overall $108 million worth of investments will mark about a 25 percent increase from the end of 2006.