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Governor Kate Brown Releases Recommended Budget and Policy Agenda

January 5, 2021

Budget focuses on addressing key challenges facing Oregonians to build a stronger, fairer, and more resilient state By State of Oregon Newsroom on December 1, 2020 Governor Kate Brown released her recommended budget and policy agenda for the 2021-23 biennium, which focuses on the key challenges facing Oregonians: the public health and economic impacts of…

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Oregon Business & Industry Statement on Gov. Kate Brown’s Proposed 2021-23 Budget

January 5, 2021

By Nathaniel Brown, communications director nathanielbrown@oregonbusinessindustry.com Over the last 10 months, families, businesses, and nonprofits across our state have had to tighten their belts and prioritize spending as the economic fallout from the COVID pandemic and wildfires devastated household incomes and robbed businesses and nonprofits of critical operating revenues. We expect our state leaders to do…

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Oregon Christmas Trees Create Jobs During the Holiday Season

January 5, 2021

By Brian Rooney State of Oregon Employment Department Regional Economist Douglas and Lane counties brian.t.rooney@oregon.gov Across the nation, people purchased a tree grown in Oregon, helping to create jobs. Oregon is the number one Christmas tree producing state in the nation, according to data from the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association, with roughly $120.6 million…

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Pandemic Enrollment Declines at Oregon Community Colleges

January 5, 2021

By Jessica Nelson State of Oregon Employment Department Employment Economist jessica.r.nelson@oregon.gov Enrollment at Oregon higher education institutions declined in fall 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s economic fallout. The enrollment drop affected community colleges much more significantly, declining 23% since fall 2019. Every Oregon community college had a lower headcount compared with last year,…

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SOU retreat for Native American Youth spins off multigenerational program

January 5, 2021

Southern Oregon University’s Konaway Nika Tillicum wasn’t what anyone expected last summer, when the seven-day academic and cultural enrichment residential camp for Native American Youth was shifted to a virtual version of itself because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Then the totally unexpected happened: the Oregon Community Foundation, a longtime supporter of the Konaway program, reached…

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Lithia Motors CFO Recognized as a Leading Woman in the Auto Industry

January 5, 2021

Tina Miller, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) has been named to the 2020 list of Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News. Every five years, Automotive News compiles the list of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry, recognizing top female executives…

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12 Things You Can Do To Future Proof Yourself.

January 5, 2021

By Jim Teece Publisher – SouthernOregonBusiness.com Things change very quickly. Even though there is a calendar rhythm to life it moves at a very fast pace and if you aren’t careful you may find yourself not relevant in the future. I started Project A 31 years ago. In those years I have seen an insane…

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Southern Oregon Business Awards for 2020

January 5, 2021

By Jim Teece Publisher – SouthernOregonBusiness.com What a crazy year. From Pandemic shut downs to fires that wiped out entire communities in Southern Oregon, 2020 is a year that will never be forgotten, yet will want to be forgotten by many.  During this year I directly witnessed great leadership and courage and I wanted to…

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A crazy year in Review – Top 10 articles of 2020

January 4, 2021

By Jim TeecePublisher – SouthernOregonBusiness.com I am able to tell many things about the people that come to our website and what they do once they are on it because we use Google Analytics on the site. It’s a free and great tool for marketing but also looking back and seeing what the most popular…

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Innovation Projects Throughout Oregon will Advance with New Grant Awards

December 23, 2020

December 21, 2020 Diverse innovation projects across the state are moving forward with new grant funding from Business Oregon and the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC). Oregon InC approved 21 projects through two separate innovation programs, the High Impact Opportunity Projects grant program and Small Business Innovation Research matching grants. Business Oregon’s matching grants fill…

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Ashland Chamber launches new eCommerce site for all Brick and Mortar stores in Ashland

December 21, 2020

Like the rest of us, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce has been hard at work pivoting to stay alive while continuing to reach out and help Ashland’s small business economy in every way it can, since the shutdowns started in March. Thanks to a Grant from Business Oregon, and a passionate and experienced online expert…

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FREE Personal Protective Equipment Distributed to Local Businesses in Jackson County

December 9, 2020

Jackson County EOC & Business Oregon Partner to get PPE distributed to Businesses Event date: 12/9/2020 7:30 AM – 12/16/2020 9:30 AM Event Location: Jackson County Expo Business Oregon and the Jackson County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) have set up a depot to distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Jackson County Businesses to help curb the current…

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