Kitzhaber says small biz will lead Oregon out of recession


Gov. John Kitzhaber said that small and medium-sized forward-thinking businesses will lead Oregon out of the recession.

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In a speech to the Salem Rotary Club, Gov. John Kitzhaber said that small and medium-sized forward-thinking businesses will lead Oregon out of the recession.

…Kitzhaber described what he calls an “economy of innovation” that would put people to work weatherizing schools, reaping biomass material and making solar energy materials.

The new economy, the governor said, will be one that “leads the way in advanced manufacturing” and that “rewards efficiency rather than excess.” It will add jobs in low-carbon, energy efficient and locally based businesses, he said.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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