Oregon Business - Powerlist

Groups tackle immigration

A coalition that includes nursery, restaurant, wine, dairy, wheat and homebuilders associations, the Hispanic Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Oregon Business Association and tourism industry groups has been formed to address growing concerns among business and agriculture interests over immigration issues.

 

Housing hits wood jobs

Effects of a slumping housing market and cost of lumber have started showing in the state’s wood-product industry, with dozens of job cuts in central and southern Oregon announced in January.

 

Street tax goes to voters

Following outcry and fierce lobbying efforts by Portland small businesses, a $460 million road maintenance fee proposed by council member Sam Adams will be decided by voters in November rather than by the city council.

 

New year, new tech gear

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Two early-year trade shows — the Consumer Electronics Show and MacWorld — bring new product announcements galore from consumer electronics companies large and small.

 

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