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The Journal for Business in Southern Oregon

Journal Articles


By Gary Milliman A new public/private coalition has formed in southern Curry County to provide enhanced services to business and promote economic growth. Partners in this effort include the South…

“I Don’t Give a (Bleep) About Akron!”

by Charles Marohn Last year I moderated a panel of suburban mall developers as part of an economic forum at New York University. It was a spirited conversation among some…

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is a thriving 347-bed regional medical center in Springfield.

It serves coastal and southern Oregon, as well as Lane County. In the 10 years since it opened, RiverBend has become what PeaceHealth planners and community donors had envisioned—a life-saving,…

STEAM Hub a natural fit for new director

New STEAM Hub director ready to cultivate learning in Douglas County With more than 20 years of experience as a STEM teacher and scientist, our new Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub…

What If ?

Big decisions are made after long deliberation and the mental gymnastics that take us from weighing all the positives against all the negatives we can imagine. After days of full-fledged…


By Gary Milliman Attention to detail in both workmanship and customer relations is how general contractor Brent Hodges of Brookings has grown his business. A Brookings native who left town…

Association of O&C Counties Express Support for Changes to Endangered Species Act

July 19, 2018 Press Release The Association of O&C Counties (AOCC) expressed support for several regulatory changes proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…

A Letter to POTUS on Infrastructure

December 11, 2017 by Charles Marohn During the presidential transition that took place at the beginning of this year, I was asked to provide my thoughts on how a Trump administration…

Love the forest; love the people

Paul Barnum Executive Director, Retired I love Oregon’s forests of all kinds – from freshly planted to majestic old growth – but the biggest attraction for me has always been…

Oregon’s Minimum Wage Increases on July 1, 2018

June 18, 2019 Oregon’s three minimum wages will be in the top nine state-level minimum wages in the nation. The highest minimum wage will be in the District of Columbia…

The Results Are In: How Your Parents Impacted Your Career Path

by Refresh Leadership on September 7, 2018 in Surveys, Polls, and Infographics In August, we asked readers how much influence their parent(s)/guardian(s) had on their career paths, and with 36% of the votes, “my parent/guardian…

Parking: Where we embrace socialism in the US

By Joe Cortright  17.7.2018    How we embrace socialism for car storage in the public right of way Comrades, rejoice:  In the face of the counter-revolutionary neo-liberal onslaught, there’s at least one…

Unemployment Rates for Oregon’s Youth – Lowest on Record

July 16, 2018 by Felicia Bechtoldt Oregon added hundreds of thousands of new jobs while recovering from the Great Recession and the unemployment rate declined to a record low in…

Press Releases

Chiloquin to Complete Historic Renovation of the HIRVI Building

June 13, 2022

CVIP Awarded $200,000 for Main Street Revitalization Project Chiloquin Visions In Progress (CVIP) was awarded a $200,000 grant by Oregon Heritage, a…

2nd Annual Southern Oregon Juneteenth Celebration Comes to Medford June 19

June 5, 2022

Excitement builds for 2022 Freedom Day Medford, OREGON (June 5, 2022) — On Sunday, June 19, 2022, BASE will host the 2nd…

PBCO Financial Corporation Reports Q1 2022 Earnings

April 21, 2022

April 20, 2022 PBCO Financial Corporation (OTC PINK: PBCO), the holding company of People’s Bank of Commerce, announced today its financial results…

Energy Trust appoints new board members with experience in energy justice, industrial energy research

March 26, 2022

The Energy Trust of Oregon Board of Directors has appointed two new volunteer members: Dr. Peter Therkelsen of Ashland and Silvia Tanner of Portland. Both have extensive experience…

RCC Announces Incoming President

March 23, 2022

Board Announces Incoming RCC President Josephine County & Jackson County – March 23, 2022    Rogue Community College (RCC) is happy to announce the…

Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $17.5 Million In Transit Grants For Oregon

March 15, 2022

Funding will support bus and bus facility upgrades across the state Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff…

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