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Oregon’s Business Establishments on a One-Mile Grid

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | May 9, 2016

Employer establishment addresses from Oregon’s 2014 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) data were geo-coded into a grid of one square mile sections. The state grid consists of 97,790 individual square mile sections. Each blue section represents one square mile that had at least one establishment. All of Oregon’s 141,000 establishments were located in […]

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Top 15 Skills Employers Look for in Job Applicants

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | May 5, 2016

Regardless of whether you have a bachelor’s degree or just graduated from high school, the top 15 skills employers seek for high-skill, medium-skill and low-skill occupations are similar according to estimates based on O*NET data. For the purposes of this analysis, high-skill occupations are occupations that require a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, doctoral or a […]

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March 2016 State of Oregon Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | May 3, 2016

The March 2016 State of Oregon Economic Indexes of was released today. Full report is available here. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. The Oregon economy continues to charge forward even as manufacturing indicators softened in March. Highlights of the report include: The Oregon measure of economic activity was down from […]

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February 2016 Oregon Regional Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | April 25, 2016

The February 2016 State of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes of was released today. Full report is available here. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. The ongoing economic expansion continues to be felt in all of Oregon’s major metro regions in February. Highlights of the report include: All regions now consistently post […]

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February 2016 State of Oregon Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | April 10, 2016

The February 2016 State of Oregon Economic Indexes of was released today. Full report is available here. We thank KeyBank for their generous support of this project. The Oregon economy continued to grow in February at a pace consistent with past expansions. Highlights of the report include: The Oregon measure of economic activity was a […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Bierson Corporation

By SOREDI | February 2, 2016

Local Innovation. National Reputation. CENTRAL POINT, OR – Bierson Corporation has harnessed the resources of the Rogue Valley to create a small powerhouse of a company that transforms local wood products into a dazzling array of commercial and consumer goods. With almost no marketing, Bierson, based in Central Point, has developed a national reputation for fashioning three-dimensional […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Boise Cascade

By SOREDI | January 14, 2016

Far Reaching. Locally Rooted. MEDFORD, OR – With an international reach and a strong local presence, Boise Cascade literally rose from the ashes in 1998 and regained its footing as the region’s economic engine. A devastating fire in 1998 damaged much of Boise’s Medford Plywood facility, and the company’s 450 workers wondered about their future and whether the […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Harry & David

By SOREDI | January 12, 2016

Delivering Expertly Crafted Delight. MEDFORD, OR – Nestled in the heart of Southern Oregon, the sprawling pear orchards have long been landmarks for the Rogue Valley. Like the region’s namesake river, the wide expanse of trees supports a broad array of local businesses, big and small—none more so than Medford’s own Harry & David, which […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Diode Laser Concepts

By SOREDI | January 5, 2016

MEDFORD, OR – It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but Diode Laser Concepts Inc. creates some of the most advanced high-tech gadgets right in Medford for Fortune 500 companies. “We make black boxes, with a laser coming out of them,” says Mike Robinson, who with his wife, Cindy, has owned and operated the company […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: SOTAR

By SOREDI | June 19, 2015

Rollin’ On The River You can’t whitewater raft down any American river that hasn’t been already explored by an adventurer in their SOTAR. In fact, SOTAR inflatable boat owners are navigating rivers and bodies of water all over the world with their rafts, catarafts, and kayaks; built to withstand the roughest water. It’s understandable why […]

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