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Oregon tech's outpost economy: Feeding or stunting the Silicon Forest? -
Online marketplace eBay does its mobile development in a downtown Portland office that employs more than 200. More than two-dozen of tech's biggest names have outposts in the Portland area.
this-week-336  oregon  pacific-states  Matt  tech  high-tech  technology  portland  ebay 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
How one high tech manufacturer is embracing the world of software - Portland Business Journal
While startup and high-growth software companies in Oregon have grabbed a lot of headlines in recent years, this region is still a global leader in semiconductors and electronic devices.
With the rise of the Internet of Things, there is an increasing opportunity to leverage strengths in both hardware and software to position the region as a global leader in the next big evolution in tech.
portland  oregon  industry-clusters  semi-conductor  internet-of-things  electronics-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Photo Gallery: The World's Most Manufacturing-Intensive Metro Areas - IndustryWeek
Looking around the globe to see which cities are most manufacturing intensive led to the creation of a new measurement by Joseph Parilla and Jesus Trujillo of the Brookings Institution.
metros  manufacturing  ranking  demographics  leading-locations  this-week-295  around-the-web  portland  raleigh-durham  grand-rapids 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Airbnb Opens North American Operational Headquarters In Portland, Oregon - Area Development
Airbnb, a worldwide community-driven hospitality company, is opening its North American operational headquarters in Portland, Oregon, with plans to employ 160 this summer.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  portland  oregon  pacific-states  headquarters  jobs  manufacturing 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
The 10 Best Biking Cities In America - Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation
Biking map site BikeScore has released a new ranking of the country’s best cities for biking, accounting for factors like bike lanes, hilliness, route options, and number of commuters. How does your city rank?
portland  quality-of-life  around-the-web  metros  this-week-215  infrastructure  ranking 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
British Childrens Bike Manufacturer, Islabikes, Chooses Southeast Portland For U.S. Headquarters - Area Development Online
Islabikes, a United Kingdom-based children’s bicycle manufacturer and design specialist, plans to open its U.S. headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
oregon  manufacturing  portland  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt  headquarters 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Portland-area plan: Double exports in five years, create 113,000 jobs -
Greater Portland Inc., a regional economic development partnership, is coordinating the Greater Portland Export Initiative with support from the Brookings Institution. The Washington, D.C., think tank chose the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro region and three other U.S. metro areas to participate in a pilot project for doubling exports, a goal also set nationally by President Barack Obama's administration.
around-the-web  This-Week-185  public-private-partnerships  economic-development-news  business-globalization  oregon  portland  pacific-northwest 
october 2012 by areadevelopment
Portland Makes Bid To Become Budding Techlandia - Venture Capital Dispatch - WSJ
Investors and entrepreneurs from Portland’s better-known West Coast neighbors, Seattle and the Bay Area, are participating and in some cases moving to Portland, and the area has its own tech blog–SiliconFlorist, a blend of the term “Silicon Forest” (which comes from Intel’s long-time presence in the Portland area) and the “Rose City,” another nickname for Portland.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-155  portland  regional-reports  high-tech  business-incubators  startup 
january 2012 by areadevelopment

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