Tag Archives: Economy

Oregon’s Marijuana’s Startup Economy Booms While Medical Cannabis Research Remains Elusive

Imagine you’re starting your own marijuana farm. First you get land and water rights. Then you’ve got to find the right strain of cannabis. That can involve as much luck as science. Source: Oregon’s Marijuana’s Startup Economy Booms While Medical Cannabis Research Remains Elusive . News | OPB

$80 Million Invested In Oregon Marijuana Start-Ups Over Last Six Months

When Oregon voters approved medical marijuana almost two decades ago, supporters assumed there’d be more research into it’s health benefits. Source: $80 Million Invested In Oregon Marijuana Start-Ups Over Last Six Months | Northwest Public Radio

Gov. Brown reinstates Governor’s Arts Awards

Governor Kate Brown, in partnership with the Oregon Arts Commission, has reinstated the Governor’s Arts Awards. After a 10-year hiatus, the event’s revival honors the Arts Commission’s 50 years of service to Oregon’s arts community. Source: Gov. Brown reinstates Governor’s Arts Awards – KTVZ

Oregon’s pot tourism industry off to a slow start

Tucked away on the edge of Forest Park, Margie Rikert operates a quiet bed and breakfast from her home in Northwest Portland. She’s one of a just a few homes listed on the website KushTourism.com that markets itself as being pot-friendly to tourists. Source: Oregon’s pot tourism industry off to a slow start | KATU

Oregon dairy industry builds trade ‘pipeline’ to SE Asia

The council is trying to create an ongoing, reliable connection between Oregon dairy producers and consumers in Southeast Asia, an area with a newly burgeoning middle class and demand for protein-rich foods. Source: Capital Press

‘We do see a lot of tourism’: Oregon’s golf industry contributes significantly to economy

For the third consecutive year, Governor Kate Brown has named the month of May, Oregon Golf Month. The recent State of Oregon Proclamation highlights the economic and health impacts that the industry offers. Source: ‘We do see a lot of tourism’: Oregon’s golf industry contributes significantly to economy | KVAL

When power players operate under the radar

In our June issue, we decided to create a new powerlist of cannabis growers to reflect the growing importance of marijuana to Oregon’s economy. Because it is a new list, we do not have a comprehensive database of contacts we can reach out to. So I looked for public data on marijuana businesses that I […]
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Trump’s Canada Feud May Help Oregon, Washington Timber Economy

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber may create some winners in the U.S. — specifically Oregon and Washington. Oregon is the top U.S. producer of the building material, accounting for 17 percent of U.S. output in 2015, according to the most recent data available from the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, a group created […]
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Fewer renters, more homeowners in future

State economist predicts shift at housing conference, but obstacles must be overcome first. Despite local policies encouraging the construction of apartments, fewer and fewer people will want to rent in the future, according to state economist Josh Lehner. Source: Oregon Local News – Fewer renters, more homeowners in future

Economy booms, budget stumbles | Editorial

To take the poet T.S. Eliot completely out of context, April can be the cruelest month for certain proposals facing the Oregon Legislature: The legislative calendar this month contains a handful of deadlines that will mark the end of the line for hundreds of bills. (Although it’s not unusual at all for bills to rise […]
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