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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Economist and author Michael Shuman says Oregon should balance its heavy investment in recruiting with equal investment in entrepreneurship....basically supporting in-state start-ups and expannsion. (The Governor has put ZERO money in his 2010 budget for business training services to small businesses.)
Shuman (www.smallmart.org) said that calling wind manufacturer Vestas a green company is somewhat disingenuous, given the carbon footprint to bring in all the manufactured parts, leaving only the construction and maintenance parts to Oregon workers.
It's great to be called green, great to strive for energy independence, but it shouldn't be done at the expense of existing or future businesses able to do true green.
A two day conference in Salem, March 20 - 21, will feature Shuman and others helping us understand how to make better use of our entrepreneuer class and improve our carbon standings.
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