Tag Archives: Economy

Oregon finds solutions for aging population with long-term care services and support

Each day, over 60,000 Oregonians receive care in their homes and in long-term care communities across the state, according to statistics compiled by the Oregon Health Care Association. That number will grow as Oregon’s population continues to age, and Oregon’s population is aging at a record pace. Source: Oregon finds solutions for aging population with […]
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A damaged river imperils a central Oregon town

-Small businesses in Maupin allege a PGE dam is ruining their livelihoods.- John Smeraglio doesn’t see much of a future for his fly fishing store in the small town of Maupin in central Oregon. He has run the shop, located on the Deschutes River, for 33 years. Last year, sales were down 42% on the […]
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Cannabis sales forecast suggests it may surpass soda by 2030

Pot may be on its way to beating pop. Source: Cannabis sales forecast suggests it may surpass soda by 2030

Liquor, home, hobbies and cars — an obsessively detailed look at sectors that are surviving the retail apocalypse

Department stores got hammered, but 2017 was the year even some of the strongest retailers were hurt. Retail jobs got smoked in 2017. The sector dropped 66,500 jobs even as the economy as a whole added more than 2 million. But it’s not fair to dub it a “retail apocalypse” when retail is one of […]
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Oregon’s state parks injected $1B into economy, study says

A study by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has found that visitors to the state’s parks contributed more than $1 billion to the economy and supported 16,000 jobs in 2016. The report released this week measures how communities near state parks benefit from that presence. Source: Oregon’s state parks injected $1B into economy, study […]
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Advocates outline fire season’s harm to Oregon economy, seek legislative aid

Businesses of all sizes were hurt by wildfires this year, a problem the state needs to address, Oregon business advocates and lawmakers said Tuesday. Source: Advocates outline fire season’s harm to Oregon economy, seek legislative aid

A healthy economy can shorten life spans

The health of a nation’s economy and the health of its people are connected, but in some surprising ways. At times like these, when the economy is strong and unemployment is low, research has found that death rates rise. At least, in the short term. In the long term, economic growth is good for health. […]
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Kesey economics | Opinion

In 1995, when Hyundai-turned-Hynix courted, and ultimately chose, Eugene over cities in Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas to build a $1.5 billion computer-chip factory, it was a coup for the city like no other. “Today’s announcement,” a beaming Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said, “is another indication that Oregon is truly among the global leaders in the […]
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Are the ’80s finally over? | Opinion

Oregon’s economic history in the post-World War II era is divided into two periods: the decades before the recession of the 1980s, and the decades that followed. Before that recession, marked by a permanent loss of employment in the wood products industry, household incomes in Ore­gon were closely in line with the national average. Afterward, […]
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Wildfires Across Pacific Northwest Take A Toll On Local Economies

A total of 26 wildfires are burning in Oregon, 13 in Washington and 23 in Idaho. Many are close to towns and are having a noticeable effect on their economies. Source: Wildfires Across Pacific Northwest Take A Toll On Local Economies . News | OPB