Monthly Archives: September 2012

BEST FEST Wrap-Up

By |September 17th, 2012|

By John Doussard, Oregon Innovation Council

The 4th annual Oregon BEST FEST – the gathering of cleantech business leaders, entrepreneurs, university researchers, investors, students, NGO’s, and others – finished up last week as the largest BEST FEST to date. More than 280 people attended at Portland’s historic Eastside Annex. Gov. John Kitzhaber spoke about Oregon’s potential […]

Wyden, Merkley announce Malheur Lumber to postpone closure

By |September 13th, 2012|

From Senators Wyden and Merkley 09/11/12:

Washington, D.C. – U. S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) announced on Tuesday that Malheur Lumber has agreed to remain open past its planned November closure, thanks to a commitment by the US Forest Service (USFS) to make more timber volume available on the Malheur national forest.

In […]

New Business Development Tool Helps Land Salesforce.com

By |September 13th, 2012|

Salesforce.com recently announced plans to open an office in Oregon and create hundreds of high-paying jobs. Business Oregon has been working with the company for months along with local partners, and the new Business Expansion Program (BEP), passed by the Legislature in 2011, was a key factor in bringing Salesforce to the state.

With the BEP, […]

Wave Energy Development Moves Ahead

By |September 13th, 2012|

Catching a Wave: Oregon Wave Energy Development Moves Ahead
Oregon’s wave energy development efforts are gaining national attention, and last month federal regulators approved deploying up to 10 wave energy buoys two and a half miles off the central Oregon Coast near Reedsport. Ocean Power Technologies also announced the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had granted […]

Industrial Lands Forum October 3, 2012

By |September 13th, 2012|

Getting Back to Work:
Improving the region’s supply of
development-ready industrial lands

Wednesday, October 3
2:00-5:00 p.m.
121 SW Salmon Street
World Trade Center 2 Mezzanine level
(Refreshments will be provided)

Join local, state and regional elected officials, policy-makers and development professionals for a discussion about strategies to improve the region’s supply of development-ready industrial lands.

Recent studies show that the Portland region has […]