Community Gems: Spotlight on Merlin

Although the town of Merlin was not named after the legendary wizard, the area still possesses an old-fashioned charm that Camelot’s towns may have once had (minus knights and dragons […]

Notes from Colleen’s Desk: This Old House, Finding Peace with Imperfection

Many know that I currently live in my childhood home, which was built in 1954. It’s really not all that old… but it is certainly making me age quickly! I […]
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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Massif

Protecting Our Protectors You can’t always stop, drop, and roll when your clothes catch on fire. And even if you can, some situations are too severe for the flames to […]

August 2020 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

Wildfires Impact Devastating wildfires have ravaged workplaces, homes, communities, and more than 1 million acres of land across Oregon in recent weeks. This release covers the Oregon employment situation in August. It does not capture the personal and economic disruption caused by these disasters.Press ReleaseIn August 2020, all 36 of Oregon’s counties experienced over-the-month decreases in

Businesses and Jobs in Oregon’s Wildfire Evacuation Zones: An Update

Last week we posted a summary of available information about the business establishments and jobs located in wildfire evacuation zones as of the morning of September 11. That turned out to be the largest single-day total of business establishments and jobs located in evacuation zones for Oregon statewide. Last Friday (September 11), there were 21,350 business establishments and 232,600 jobs in

Women in Oregon Experiencing High Unemployment Rates than Men During COVID-19 Pandemic

Since public health measures were enacted to curtail the spread of COVID-19, Oregon has seen an unprecedented and devastating impact on the economy. Business practices have been curtailed in nearly every industry as businesses adhere to social distancing measures. Unfortunately, the impact of these changes are being felt unequally among Oregonians. Women in particular are feeling the effects of

Low-Interest SBA Emergency Loans Available

Virtual Recovery Centers to Open Wednesday, Sept. 16 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Oregon businesses and residents as a result of President Trump’s major […]

News: Governor Brown Announces Free Masks and Gloves for Small Businesses

Today Governor Brown announced a new program to provide masks and gloves to small business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor, in partnership with the Oregon Legislature’s […]