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November 2018 Oregon Regional Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | February 14, 2019

Good morning.  Below is the University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes for November 2018. The release date is today February 14, 2019. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. Link to full report here! Oregon Regional Economic… Continue Reading

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SOREDI Member, Lithia Motors Highest Full Year Earnings in Company History

By Codi Spodnik | February 13, 2019

Join us in congratulating Medford’s own Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD), for reporting the highest full year revenue and earnings per share in company history, on Feb. 13. Fourth quarter 2018 revenue increased 10% to a record $3.0 billion from $2.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017. Fourth quarter 2018 net income per diluted share […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Relationship-Mongers Hard at Work

By Codi Spodnik | February 13, 2019

At our Southern Oregon Business Conference just two weeks ago, one of the speakers referenced an “R” word while sharing his findings on whether the economy would experience another “recession” anytime soon. He offered that the data in the normal metrics tracked by economists did not support this; and then he explained how hard it […]

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Oregon Employment Forecast: Clear Skies for Now, Clouds Appear Next Year

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | February 13, 2019

Oregon’s economy closed the books on 2018 up 38,000 jobs over 2017 for a growth rate of 2.0 percent; the slowest pace in six years, yet still fast enough to absorb new workers entering the labor force and keep the unemployment rate near record lows. Despite slowing growth, the outlook for 2019 remains positive according to the latest Oregon Economic and Revenue forecast from the Office of

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November 2018 Statewide Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | February 7, 2019

This is the University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for November 2018. The release date is February 7, 20189. Special thanks to our sponsor, KeyBank Note: The government shutdown delayed the release of some of the data used… Continue Reading

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Regional Comparisons of Employer-Provided Benefits in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | February 7, 2019

Our recently released report about employer-provided benefits in Oregon details the most common health, retirement, leave, pay, and other offerings private employers extended to their full-time and part-time employees in June 2018.

Among the key findings: private companies in Portland and the Willamette Valley tended to have the largest shares of employers offering benefits. In addition, larger

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The MaskIt Story: Shallan Ramsey in Her Own Words

By Codi Spodnik | February 6, 2019

Have you ever noticed a problem and become passionate about finding a solution? If so, you might be an entrepreneur. Shallan Ramsey noticed a problem and set out to solve it. Her journey led her through many stages of growth, both professionally and personally. Her perseverance through problem-solving, her resourcefulness and her use of the […]

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Southern Oregon Success Connects Companies with Resilient Strategies

By Codi Spodnik | February 6, 2019

Southern Oregon Success is a regional organization tasked with informing Southern Oregon stakeholders about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and their effects on growth and development. The workforce in Southern Oregon has a significant percentage of workers affected by ACEs and Southern Oregon Success is prepared to offer local human resource managers strategies for training/managing/retaining workers […]

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Cascade Angels Invite Early Stage Companies to Apply for Funding

By Codi Spodnik | February 6, 2019

Entrepreneurs seeking investment capital have an opportunity to present their early stage businesses to Cascade Angels. Cascade Angels Fund V, LLC (“Cascade Angels Fund V” or the “Fund”) has opened up its first application period for 2019, which runs from February 4-March 15, 2019. Entrepreneurs interested in applying can do so via Gust. Any Southern […]

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SOBC 2019: Igniting Innovation Recap

By Codi Spodnik | February 4, 2019

Many thanks to the Mail Tribune, our print media sponsor, for this thorough recap of the 2019 Southern Oregon Business Conference. And we greatly appreciate our broadcast media sponsor, KDRV, for capturing this interview with our current board president, Steve Vincent. 

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