Monthly Archives: June 2012

Oregon’s rural economies still struggling

By |June 26th, 2012|

A June 22, 2012 Portland Business Journal article by Andy Giegerich, “No rural recovery in Oregon,” uses the Oregon Business Plan job creation goals (25,000 jobs per year through 2020) as a benchmark to show that rural communities continue to struggle with dramatic unemployment numbers despite the recovery seen in the Portland metro area.

Oregon Shows Mixed Progress on OBP Goals

By |June 11th, 2012|

The Oregon Business Plan has two primary goals: Raise per capita personal income above the national average by 2020 and create an average of 25, 000 jobs per year through 2020.  How are we doing?

Oregon hit the jobs target in 2011 but job growth has slowed considerably in 2012.   And while per capita personal […]

Oregon InC Soliciting New Ideas To Spur Innovation and Job Growth in Oregon

By |June 1st, 2012|

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) released a Request for Proposals today soliciting ideas from key industry sectors statewide for inclusion in the 2013 Innovation Plan that will be submitted to the Governor this fall.

Created in the 2005 legislative session, Oregon InC is charged with developing, in partnership with the Oregon Business […]