Portland is at the forefront of another movement. It has nothing to do with recycling, vote-by-mail, land-use planning, or weed. The Portland-made zeitgeist in the air is the Maker Movement, part of a global trend away from mass-manufactured goods and … Continue Reading
Here there be giants – industry giants. Nike. Adidas. Columbia Sportswear. And newcomer Under Armour.
Oregon has been an unexpected magnet for athletic apparel companies since Nike moved its world headquarters to Beaverton in 1990. In the decades following, the … Continue Reading
The statistics change from year to year, but the story they tell is the same: There’s a significant gender gap in technology and science-related fields.
Although women make up roughly half of the U.S. population, they’re a distinct minority in … Continue Reading
Business can be like gardens. Tough to start, they take maintenance, and are full of surprises…but they’re also very rewarding when they grow.
Every business is different, and every entrepreneur has their own vision of success. But there are basic … Continue Reading
On Oregon’s 2016 political to-do list sits a high-profile issue that could shape the state’s economy: The minimum wage.
At $9.25, our state’s minimum wage is the nation’s second-highest. But rising wealth inequality and an aging minimum wage worker demographic … Continue Reading