Tag Archives: Economy

A grim future for Portland’s film industry?

‘The Librarians’ will soon be the only series being filmed in Portland A mystery worthy of Grimm hung over a discussion of the Oregon film and video industry last Wednesday morning. To be solved, what is the next major TV series to be shot in Portland after the popular supernatural thriller on NBC wraps up […]
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Alcohol Industry Outpacing Software Sector Job Growth In Oregon

Oregon’s software industry has been growing fast, but the state’s economic development agency says it has been outpaced by another sector — the alcohol industry — since the Great Recession. Source: Alcohol Industry Outpacing Software Sector Job Growth In Oregon . News | OPB

Oregon Lumber Community Looks To Trump And Innovation To Survive

Traditionally, states that rely on the timber industry, like Oregon, haven’t had much to cheer in the last 30 years. Modernization of mills, economic changes and huge declines in logging led to a long downturn in the industry. During last year’s presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump promised to bring back timber in Oregon. Source: Oregon Lumber […]
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Pot is producing jobs and revenue in states where it’s legal

The states that have legalized recreational marijuana — a multi-billion-dollar business — don’t want to hear the federal government talk about a crackdown. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she wants Oregonians left alone to “grow these jobs.” In Oregon alone, that’s roughly 12,500 jobs, said economist Beau Whitney of Portland, adding that he is making […]
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State’s unemployment rate hits record low in January

The only other time that Oregon’s rate reached below 5 percent was between November 1994 and September 1995, when the rate dropped as low as 4.7 percent. Source: Oregon Local News – State’s unemployment rate hits record low in January

Port: Controversial terminal operator leaving

Port of Portland Executive Director Bill Wyatt said the agreement is the best opportunity to launch a new strategy to restore carrier service for Oregon and Northwest shippers. Source: Oregon Local News – Port: Controversial terminal operator leaving

Oregon’s Governor Pushes Back Against Possible Change To Federal Marijuana Policy

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is urging the Trump administration to view marijuana as an economic opportunity. Her comments came as Attorney General Jeff Sessions hinted Tuesday at a federal crackdown on recreational cannabis. Source: Oregon’s Governor Pushes Back Against Possible Change To Federal Marijuana Policy | NW News Network

Oregon jobless rate falls to lowest level on record

Going back 40 years; job gains slowing down Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in January, from 4.5 percent in December, the lowest unemployment rate since comparable records began in 1976, the Oregon Employment Department reported Tuesday. Source: Oregon jobless rate falls to lowest level on record – KTVZ

Read the letter Gov. Brown, Mayor Ted Wheeler sent to Outdoor Retailer

Oregon’s governor and Portland’s mayor have made their first pitch to organizers of Outdoor Retailer, the giant trade show that’s looking for a new home after a dispute with Utah’s governor over public lands. Source: Read the letter Gov. Brown, Mayor Ted Wheeler sent to Outdoor Retailer – Portland Business Journal

Strong economy impacts temp agencies 

Temporary employment agencies have a front row seat to watch changes in the economy, but those can manifest in different ways. Staffing firms in Albany have plenty of jobs to fill, but, like many companies, are struggling to find workers due to the strong economy and low unemployment levels, representatives said. “The lack of qualified […]
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