On December 30, 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau released state population change estimates from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019. Oregon ranked 10th in rate of net in-migration.
Here is how Oregon ranked in other published categories:
27th in population as of July 1, 2019 (4,217,737)
15th in population growth since 2018 (35,851)
13th in population growth rate since 2018 (0.9%)
Terri Coppersmith, a visionary executive officer with extensive experience in financial leadership, has lived in the beautiful Rogue Valley since 2003. After working for the Western Energy Institute in Portland, Oregon, she moved to the Southern part of the state to become the Vice President of Finance for Plexis Healthcare Systems. In addition to her […]Read More
Over the last decade, the wage disparity by race and ethnicity in Oregon has remained consistent. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD), Asian and non-Hispanic white workers have the highest wages. In 2018, wages for black, American Indian, mixed-race, and Hispanic or Latino workers of any race ranged between $39,000 and $45,000 annually – at leastRead More
Serving Up Innovation in Southern Oregon Every day at Rentec Direct, the staff take time for a little friendly competition. Somedays it’s a foosball tournament. Or maybe corn hole. Ping-pong, anyone? Rentec Direct, a property management software company that provides online portals for both landlords and tenants, also believes in having fun. Nathan Miller, the […]Read More
Steve Vincent: Steve Vincent, the Oregon Regional Business Manager for Avista Utilities, has no free time—but if he did, he would like to fish and learn more about rural Oregon’s history. A fifth generation native of Jackson County, and the president of the SOREDI Board, Steve also serves on the SOU Board of Trustees, Earth […]Read More
Imagine that it’s year 1942, and you can hear the footsteps of hundreds of soldiers hiking up and down the hills and valleys of the rural Rogue Valley land. Camp White, which has concrete bunkers still standing today, is one of the historic parts of Jackson County belonging to a non-incorporated town—White City. Home to […]Read More
Over the past 28 years, the distribution of wage income in Oregon has continued to become more unequal. In 2018, employees who worked all four quarters of the year earned a total of nearly $89.3 billion in covered wages, an inflation-adjusted increase of more than $47 billion since 1990. The number of four-quarter workers rose by 63 percent during that time period, with the average four-quarterRead More
Each January, there’s always a lot of talk about New Year’s Resolutions. Right? We can’t help ourselves, I suppose. We love fresh goals, fresh starts, and first frames. Top resolutions for most of us apparently continue to be to lose weight and get organized. And I will admit that both of those have crossed my […]Read More
Entering its eleventh year, the U.S. economic expansion is now the longest in recorded history. Growth slowed in 2019, and the burning question is why? Economic weakness – foretelling a recession – or simply what one might expect in such a mature expansion?
The answer likely lies somewhere in between. Business investment has been weak to nonexistent over the past year. The trade war, tariffs,Read More