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COLUMN: Revenue from smart home devices expected to jump to…

COLUMN: Revenue from smart home devices expected to jump to…

However, those same smart home devices have given businesses reason to rethink cybersecurity.
PGE closes Oregon's only coal power plant

PGE closes Oregon's only coal power plant

Portland General Electric closed the Boardman Generating Station 20 years before a state ban takes effect.
Hillsboro announces new hydroelectric renewable energy…

Hillsboro announces new hydroelectric renewable energy…

The project will offset about 200,000 kWh of electricity annually at the Gordon Faber Recreation complex.
Statewide business group sounds alarm on taxes

Statewide business group sounds alarm on taxes

Local voters have OK'd several business tax increases and will decide more at the Nov. 3 general election.
COLUMN: Finding ways to help the Albina District grow

COLUMN: Finding ways to help the Albina District grow

ODOT's Rose Quarter Project will provide opportunities for communities that have historically been left behind.
Intel selling NAND memory biz

Intel selling NAND memory biz

Intel to sell its memory chip business to South Korea's SK Hynix, push on into artificial intelligence, 5G networking and the intelligent, autonomous…
Green, Black and brown

Green, Black and brown

Local architects meet to see how green energy and racial justice can intersect.
Portland crane count dips: 27 rigs across metro area

Portland crane count dips: 27 rigs across metro area

The 27 construction cranes in the Portland metro area show that development continues despite a wild year.
Grand Ronde reassessing Wood Village  property

Grand Ronde reassessing Wood Village property

North Salem casino proposal spurs Tribe to rethink gaming facility in East Multnomah County
Sheila Kilpatrick: Small business, big success

Sheila Kilpatrick: Small business, big success

On her way to becoming Oregon's top small business owner of 2020, Sheila Kilpatrick learned some valuable lessons about herself
Oregon community colleges report big dip in fall enrollment

Oregon community colleges report big dip in fall enrollment

Pandemic infects two-year institutions, contrary to the normal enrollment gains in a recession, including Portland, Clackamas and Mt. Hood community…
COLUMN: Leading in the Time of COVID-19

COLUMN: Leading in the Time of COVID-19

Helping employees feel valued during the pandemic requires earning their trust through honesty and action.
Oregon takes steps to start paid family medical leave plan

Oregon takes steps to start paid family medical leave plan

Virtual town halls will lead agency to propose rules, set contribution rates and benefits.
Bora to move to Killian Pacific's rebranded Volta building

Bora to move to Killian Pacific's rebranded Volta building

Bora Architecture & Interiors will redesign the Volta building, once home to the Oregon Electric Group in 2021, then move in.
OAME takes annual awards event online

OAME takes annual awards event online

Virtual event will honor outstanding OAME partners, feature panel discussion celebrating the theme of 'Diversity is Practiced'
FedEx, Amazon to add employees

FedEx, Amazon to add employees

Companies to hire seasonal workers in Portland in time for pandemic/fall/holiday e-commerce rush.
Multco-branded Internet access would cost $1 billion

Multco-branded Internet access would cost $1 billion

A new study receals that for the county to build its own Internet delivery system it would come at a huge cost to the taxpayer.
U.S. House passes reduced amount for coronavirus aid

U.S. House passes reduced amount for coronavirus aid

Senate, Trump still obstacles to a scaled-down plan, which now helps small restaurants.
New Burnside Bridge: Long span inches closer to reality

New Burnside Bridge: Long span inches closer to reality

The public's choice of a bridge with good sight lines and few columns was approved Oct. 2
Oregon City breaks ground on Public Works complex

Oregon City breaks ground on Public Works complex

$12.8 million construction project kicks off at former General Distributing Inc. warehouse on Fir Street
LAM Research opens up for students

LAM Research opens up for students

Chipmaker will hold Zoom event for students on national Manufacturing Day, Oct 2.
Oregon steps back from new Employment Department computer…

Oregon steps back from new Employment Department computer…

Objection by a competitor forces a re-evaluation of the selection announced on Sept. 11.
Clean energy investor snaps up Les Schwab Tire Centers

Clean energy investor snaps up Les Schwab Tire Centers

Iconic Prineville company sells to California hedge fund run by top clean tech investment firm.
Oregon tire company Les Schwab sold to California investors

Oregon tire company Les Schwab sold to California investors

The iconic Prineville-based company reaches agreement to sell company to out-of-state investment firm called Meritage Group.
Oregon starts extra unemployment payments of $300 per week

Oregon starts extra unemployment payments of $300 per week

Money from federal disaster funds lasts only six weeks as Congress debates new plan.
Amazon moves Prime Day to Oct. 13, 14

Amazon moves Prime Day to Oct. 13, 14

Amazon's megasale gets rescheduled from July to slot in before the traditional Thanksgiving binge-shop.
Metro venues might not open for years

Metro venues might not open for years

Staff report says visitor facilities could stay closed for business until COVID-19 vaccine is widely distributed.
Surprise from state economists: tax collections have risen,…

Surprise from state economists: tax collections have risen,…

Lawmakers heard the quarterly revenue forecast, which offers several caveats and potentially more bad news.
Contractors pessimistic as 2020 grinds on

Contractors pessimistic as 2020 grinds on

Project cancellations on the rise in contracting, while residential building flourishes
Employment Department takes step toward new computer system

Employment Department takes step toward new computer system

Contract talks will start with FAST Enterprises, which has done two other state projects.

Small businesses vow lawsuit unless state…

Small businesses vow lawsuit unless state…
Notice does not challenge governor's authority, but says shutdowns affected owners.

Safe from nooses, swastikas and other other work…

Safe from nooses, swastikas and other other work…
Construction industry leaders sign a pledge of zero tolerance of hate speech and intimidation on job sites.

OPINION: Small businesses aren't alone in facing…

OPINION: Small businesses aren't alone in facing…
Developing a pivot plan is critical for the survival of Oregon's small businesses.

Oregon businesses returning jobs lost to shutdown

Oregon businesses returning jobs lost to shutdown
August unemployment rate drops to 7.7% as key industries add employees back to their payrolls.

COLUMN: Should Portland memorialize the events of…

COLUMN: Should Portland memorialize the events of…
How can design commemorate the tragedies and struggles of this extraordinary year?

Wildfire aftermath adds to Employment Department…

Wildfire aftermath adds to Employment Department…
The agency will prioritize benefit claims in some areas and will make federal disaster aid available.

COLUMN: Current revenue drop presents future…

COLUMN: Current revenue drop presents future…
As people drive less and cars ger more fuel efficient, Oregon's reliance on the gas tax will lead to a budget deficit by 2024.

Second committee to support Metro measure for…

Second committee to support Metro measure for…
The announcement comes the day after opponents of the $5.2 billion transportation measure admit missing a critical deadline.

Employment Department takes step toward new…

Employment Department takes step toward new…
Contract talks will start with FAST Enterprises, which has done two other state projects.

Fires: I-5 bridge closure postponed

Fires: I-5 bridge closure postponed
Trunnion repair work won't take place Sept 12-20 to keep fire evacuation traffic flowing.

ODOT pins hopes for I-5 Rose Quarter plan on Black…

ODOT pins hopes for I-5 Rose Quarter plan on Black…
Oregon Department of Transportation shuts down Community Advisory Committee, announces creation of Historic Albina Advisory Board.

TriMet: Steel Bridge to reopen Sunday

TriMet: Steel Bridge to reopen Sunday
The improvement project was intended to replace 8,680 feet of rail, as well as update the signaling system and safety features to improve reliability.

Peak Portland, Japan-style

Peak Portland, Japan-style
High end camping store Snow Peak hopes to buck retail trend with new store and HQ on Northwest 23rd Ave.

Is COVID an act of God?

Is COVID an act of God?
Construction attorneys sort through HB 4204 and its impacts on the industry.

Fires postpone I-5 bridge closure

Fires postpone I-5 bridge closure
Trunnion repair work won't take place Sept. 12-20 to allow flow of fire evacuation traffic.

NuScale mini nukes approved

NuScale mini nukes approved
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission OKs Portland-based NuScale Power's small modular reactor, to be built in eastern Idaho.

North Anchor representatives share details on…

North Anchor representatives share details on…
Key players in large development share updates during public meeting this week.

COLUMN: Businesses remain confident, poised during…

COLUMN: Businesses remain confident, poised during…
To maintain this momentum, it will be imperative retailers' market themselves as safe and trustworthy businesses to attract new customers and retain…

Big pizza faces worker shortage

Big pizza faces worker shortage
Greater Portland Domino's Stores are looking to hire 275 team members as sales increase during pandemic

Pamplin President: Essential workers keep us…

Pamplin President: Essential workers keep us…
This Labor Day brings the value of workers into sharp focus. Thank you for all you do.

Portland Clean Energy Fund awards $200K, millions…

Portland Clean Energy Fund awards $200K, millions…
Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund announces capacity-building grants for 40 local organizations and nonprofits.

Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce head to leave…

Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce head to leave…
Lorraine Clarno told chamber members and supporters her last day will be Oct. 2.

COLUMN: Economic relief needs to be targeted to…

COLUMN: Economic relief needs to be targeted to…
For small business to survive beyond the pandemic, we must be willing to tackle structural inequality.

An office where people will want to be

An office where people will want to be
The city's first Living Building Challenge-certified project is about not just sustainable materials but cultivating a sense of place.

Debate heats up over bill to bar business tax…

Debate heats up over bill to bar business tax…
Business and service advocates may argue at a future session, though lawmakers did not take it up.

Oregon adds 20,500 jobs as industries slowly recover

Oregon adds 20,500 jobs as industries slowly recover
State has regained about 38% of the jobs cut in March and April as part of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

Get ready, readers: Powell's City of Books to…

Get ready, readers: Powell's City of Books to…
The downtown Portland bookstore will reopen two sections Friday after reopening its Beaverton outlet.

The time is now for diversity, equity in the…

The time is now for diversity, equity in the…
Construction companies are working hard to be more inclusive and promote the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Design Week cracks the affordable housing code

Design Week cracks the affordable housing code
Zoom-based panel discussion Thursday evening to explore what it takes to create the next generation of affordable apartments.

Laika to lay off 50 to keep COVID-19 at bay

Laika to lay off 50 to keep COVID-19 at bay
Hillsboro animation studio tells state officials that layoffs are necessary to 'keep its employees safe.'

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