Tuesday, May 14, 2019
A large federal grant with no match required will enable Grant County to “decouple” its two runways and make takeoffs and landings safer. The $6.25 million grant was secured through the federal Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Program. U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, voted to increase funding for the program and direct more grants to rural airports in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Reauthorization Act in 2018. Click here to read the full article »
Monday, April 22, 2019
Today, Business Oregon released its latest analysis of different states' success in building an innovation-based economy. The report, Oregon Innovation Index, ranks Oregon as 3rd, behind only research powerhouse states California and Massachusetts. The Oregon Innovation Index is a research report created by Business Oregon to measure the state's innovation economy and identify opportunities to enhance competitiveness. It looks at 20 indicators of different aspects of innovation. For any state or region, innovation is key to growing productivity, which leads to economic growth, higher wages, and higher standards of living. For businesses, innovation provides competitive advantages and enables companies to seize market opportunities, grow faster...
Thursday, January 03, 2019
The Oregon Mass Timber Development Summit takes place January 15, 2019, at the Salem Convention Center and is the culmination of a partnership between Oregon State University's Tallwood Design Institute and Business Oregon. Mass timber is the name for massive, very strong engineered wood panels used in commercial construction, the most recognized being Cross Laminated Timber (or CLT). The summit, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Manufacturing Partnership, is uniquely designed for public officials, economic development professionals, and manufacturers to support the use and production of mass timber in Oregon, and also develop the larger domestic market. Presenters from government, academia, industry...