Oregon Employment Department: Food Manufacturing a "Staple of Oregon's Economy"

Food manufacturing is a key part of Oregon's agri-cluster, as our new report shows. Freshly released statistics from the Oregon Employment Department further demonstrate just how important, and stable, food manufacturing is for Oregon.

Great & Growing: New 1000 Friends Report Celebrates Oregon's Agri-Cluster

As Oregonians set their Thanksgiving tables, many will be enjoying grains, vegetables, cranberries, and wine grown right here in Oregon. But the farming industry means much more to Oregon than delicious local food. It is an economic engine for the whole state, supporting over two hundred thousand jobs statewide.

"Wine Region of the Year"? You Bet.

Yamhill County Vineyards by Patrick MorganA major wine website has selected Oregon as its 2013 "Region of the Year," recognizing the high-quality growing conditions, and winemaking expertise, that our state has fostered. Not just the Willamette Valley. The whole state.

TED Talk: Reversing America's "Worst Idea"

In a new TED Talk, planner Jeff Speck identifies a straightforward solution to make America "more economically resilient, healthier, and more sustainable." It comes down to making more walkable places for people to live.

Oregon Values and Beliefs Project Reveals Strong Support for Land Use

Oregonians are maintaining their strong support for protecting farms and forests from sprawl while targeting new development into existing cities and towns. That's the clear message from the Oregon Values and Beliefs Project released October 3.

CRC Tolling Analysis Demonstrates Huge Risks for Oregon

A new analysis of the effects of tolls on a new Columbia River Crossing between Oregon and Washington clearly illustrate the severe financial risks to Oregon from a go-it-alone project.

Inclusive Housing Means Inclusive Neighborhoods: Our Letter to The Oregonian

A recent study from Harvard and UC Berkeley has raised a lot of concerns about the relationship between sprawl and income mobility. As Paul Krugman summed it up in the New York Times, researchers found that many Americans are effectively "Stranded by Sprawl"--caught in a cycle of high transportation costs, income segregation, and poor health that prevent them from moving up the economic ladder.

More Demand for Walkable Neighborhoods as the “Driving Boom” Comes to an End

Nathen Lamb, Communications Intern

An article by Robert Steuteville from Better! Cities and Towns, recently wrote an article reviewing a newly released report from the US Public Interest Research Group (PIRG).

Oregon's Bridges Among Best Maintained in Nation, but For How Long?

Oregon has done well, but needs federal help and new state-level solutions to fix its crumbling bridges. A new report released today shows that Oregon ranks 7th best nationally in terms of the overall condition of the state’s bridges.

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