Monthly Archives: July 2012

June Employment Numbers Released

By |July 17th, 2012|

Oregon’s unemployment rate ticked up one tenth of one percent in June as the pace of May’s jobs gains slowed, and declines in government and “other services” employment offset gains in manufacturing and trade/transportation/utilities.  Read the full release from the Oregon Employment Department here.  The Oregon Employment Department tracks payroll employment based on data from […]

NWFPA Takes on Sustainability

By |July 9th, 2012|

The Northwest Food Processors Association – already a leader in promoting energy efficiency among its members – has launched an initiative to integrate sustainability into decision making and business practices throughout the industry cluster. The initiative, announced in May, follows earlier adoption by industry leaders of a goal to make sustainability a mainstream function throughout […]

New Strategic Plan Aims to Boost Cleantech Growth

By |July 9th, 2012|

To spur added growth in Oregon’s cleantech clusters, Oregon BEST has adopted a new three-year strategic plan that includes a broader range of clean technologies while expanding Oregon BEST’s leadership role at the innovation end of the commercialization pipeline. Oregon BEST is one of Oregon’s three signature research centers established to foster innovation-based economic development.
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Pentagon Sustainability Focus Increases Opportunities for Oregon’s Defense Cluster

By |July 9th, 2012|

As sustainability becomes a more important consideration in national security facilities, operations, and procurement, the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) is making sure its members are ready to meet this new requirement.

The cluster’s efforts are not only about connecting member companies to the specific procurement requests of the government, but also connecting the government to […]