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Study Aims to Improve Broadband in Oregon

November 18, 2019

Business Oregon is conducting a statewide assessment of Oregon’s current broadband infrastructure and service availability. The assessment will help drive public policy regarding gaps in broadband access, the need for state funding, and strategies for deploying broadband infrastructure statewide. Broadband is increasingly viewed as essential infrastructure for economic and community development. Earlier this year, the…

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The largest Tech Company Open House in Oregon, is in Eugene

September 22, 2019

The regions tech and tech enabled companies open their doors to the public Oct 3rd. EUGENE, Ore., Sept. 19, 2019  – job seekers, technology enthusiasts, and students will get a rare opportunity to tour tech companies in downtown Eugene on October 3rd. Together, nearly fifty tech and tech enabled companies will open their offices to…

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Gearing up to explore and celebrate the Silicon Shire

August 31, 2019

By Matt Sayre You might be surprised to learn that the city that hosts the largest open house of tech companies in Oregon isn’t Portland. No, that title currently belongs to Portland’s cooler little brother, Eugene. (Little sister?) Every year since 2016, dozens of tech companies have joined together in downtown Eugene and collectively opened…

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The Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference is coming to Ashland – Oct. 24-25

August 30, 2019

The Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference draws attendees from all regions of the state to share ideas, experiences and knowledge about broadband telecommunications. In its twenty-fourth year, the conference will be exploring Smart Communities: strategies, applications, enabling technologies and Oregon initiatives. Oregon Connections is a grass roots conference first held in Bend and hosted by the Central Oregon Intergovernmental…

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Oregon Tech Adds Data Science Degree, Opening Up Pathway to the “Best Job in America”

August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Starting next year,Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” will launch a bachelor’s degree in Data Science, a program created to answer the quickly growing need for analysts of “big data,” and the first undergraduate program of its kind at a public university in Oregon. First announced in January, the Higher…

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Grain Management to Acquire Fiber Connectivity Provider, Hunter Communications

August 23, 2019

MEDFORD, OR — Grain Management, a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm focused on the global communications sector, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Hunter Communications. As owner and operator of one of the largest private fiber optic networks in Oregon, Hunter provides high bandwidth data and voice service to businesses and homes throughout…

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Eugene’s High Tech Sector is Booming

July 1, 2019

MATT SAYRE If you haven’t been inside a commercial building in downtown Eugene, Oregon, in recent years, you may have missed a significant shift in the composition of the tenants. Dozens of new tech and techenabled companies have moved in to tap into world-class internet services, access skilled talent, and be a part of the…

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How to be an effective marketing leader in a world of chaos

June 1, 2019

The effective marketing leader of today has to thrive in an environment of barely controlled chaos. If you’re more or less doing things the way you did them three or five years ago, you’re behind. If you’re just getting into social media marketing or content marketing, you’re behind. There has never been a more challenging…

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Emmerson Lab opens to help bring innovative wood products to market

June 1, 2019

Emmerson Lab opens to help bring innovative wood products to market On May 14, 2019, the Oregon State University College of Forestry celebrated the grand opening of the A. A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory. Sierra Pacific Industries, founded by Emmerson and his father, R. H. “Curly” Emmerson, contributed the lead gift of $6…

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Brews, Brains, and Lumber: Occupations Clustered in Lane County

May 1, 2019

by Henry Fields Sometimes to understand an economy you need to look at the things that make a place unique. Location quotients (LQ) are a tool that help analysts do just that. LQs compare local employment in one industry or occupation with the nation as a whole. It’s basically like looking at the whole U.S.…

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Oregon Tech Student Entrepreneurs & Inventors Present Solutions to Real-World Problems, Win Over $20k in Seed Money

May 1, 2019

CONTACT: Ashley Van Essen, Public Relations Representative 541.885.1162; ashley.vanessen@oit.edu SOURCE: Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, Catalyze Organizer 541.885.1767; aja.bettencourtmccarthy@oit.edu April 29, 2019, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Innovative, highly technical and eager student entrepreneurs at the Oregon Institute of Technology “Oregon Tech” came together Thursday, April 25, to compete for seed money to turn their product ideas and prototypes…

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Newly Dedicated Brian Leach Design Resource Center Prepares Next Generation of Civil Engineers

May 1, 2019

CONTACT: Ashley Van Essen, Public Relations Representative Phone: 541.885.1162; ashley.vanessen@oit.edu SOURCE: Katie Cavendish, Program Manager, University Development Phone: 541.885.0222; katie.cavendish@oit.edu KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Honoring an alumnus who became a mentor to many students, Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” announced the new Brian Leach Civil Engineering Design Resource Center within the newly remodeled Cornett…

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