The state of Oregon has forced furlough days on its workers and cut services to the poor, but it remains a cash cow for private contractors who charge as much as $300 an hour for their services, an investigation by The Oregonian shows.
South Valley Bancorp Inc. withdrew its planned initial public offering, citing current market conditions.
Loans by Portland’s Small Business Administration are increasing rapidly.
Net income for Oregon’s farmers and ranchers rose 8% in 2010 over the previous year .
Umpqua Bank is expanding its GreenStreet lending program to businesses. The program offers loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades.
After over five months under court protection, Harry & David is set to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy today.
Mt. Bachelor is investing $3.5 million in upgrades, including its first renewable energy source in the form of a solar array.
Warmer temperatures meant more customers for Portland waterfront businesses this weekend.