Represented: Minimum Wage

OPB | April 28, 2015

In this installment of our series "Represented," we're in outer SE Portland to examine what raising the minimum wage to $15/hour would mean for workers, employers and the larger economy.

Crowdfunding Oregon Businesses

OPB | Jan. 22, 2015

THURSDAY: A new crowd-funding law will let anyone become an investor in an Oregon startup or expanding business.

Portland's Professional Cuddler Opens A Storefront

OPB | Nov. 18, 2014

TUESDAY: Samantha Hess has built a business that she says caters to people who need more cuddling in their lives.

Should Portland Mandate Sick Leave?

OPB | Jan. 23, 2013

Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz has a proposal to mandate all Portland employers offer sick leave to employees.

The $100 Startup

OPB | June 07, 2012

Portlander Chris Guillebeau's latest book is all about turning dreams and ideas into a dependable income.

Talking Business

OPB | May 30, 2012

We talk with Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith about the latest business news.

Employers Unable To Find Skilled Workers

OPB | Jan. 12, 2012

Even though unemployment remains high in Oregon, some businesses within the state are struggling to find skilled workers to hire.

The View Point Inn

OPB | July 25, 2011

The View Point Inn, a 1920s hotel that once hosted presidents, celebrities and dignitaries, now sits empty after a fire and financial crisis. What will become of this Nationally Registered historic landmark?

Starting Up

OPB | July 20, 2011

How do new companies use public and private funds to help get their ideas off the ground?

Box Stores in the City

OPB | July 18, 2011

How do national big box stores customize themselves for urban settings?

The Lipstick Economy

OPB | May 05, 2011

What's your personal economic indicator?

Creating Sustainable Jobs

OPB | Feb. 08, 2011

What makes a job sustainable?

Southern Oregon's Green Economy

OPB | June 23, 2010

Measuring the economic impact of marijuana in Southern Oregon.

Helping Minority and Women - Owned Businesses

OPB | Jan. 08, 2010

How can cities help women and minority-owned businesses thrive?