Economy

Economy, Business, Finance & Labor

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Oregon’s income inequality gap has never been wider, says a group that analyzes tax and budget issues. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Technology Association of Oregon

 

Tech companies are more common in Lane County than you might expect, and industry jobs are not all about programming computers. That's the message the Technology Association of Oregon wants to deliver at Thursday's tech tours in downtown Eugene.

 


Karen Richards

The fitness industry has a history of reinventing itself. Jazzercise was all the rage in the 1980s. In the 2000s, CrossFit became mainstream. One current trend is toward more targeted workouts. Here we check in with three specialized gyms opening or expanding in the Eugene / Springfield area.

Galvez family

President Trump is proposing cutting legal immigration by half.  The federal government has ramped up arrests of undocumented foreigners.  The dreamers are on hold. Yet in Oregon, immigrants continue to make their mark on the state's economy.

Recorded On: September 8, 2017

Air Date: September 11, 2017

The greater Eugene business community, especially its tech sector, has a critical shortage of skilled workers. A new local program called “Elevate Lane County” (ELC) has emerged to seize this opportunity.

Sisters Folk Festival

The wildfire smoke blanketing much of the state has prompted the cancellation of the Sisters Folk Festival in central Oregon. This is the first time the 22-year old event has been cancelled.

The wildfires burning in much of Oregon this summer have blanketed the state with unhealthy levels of smoke. This has led a growing number of outdoor events to cancel during the height of the summer tourist season. At a time when many rural Oregon communities are already struggling, the economic impact could really hurt.

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A new competition is offering $10,000 for start-up businesses in Cottage Grove. KLCC’s Brian Bull explains. 

City of Corvallis

The City of Corvallis is now running its airport on solar power. They’ve installed and switched on a new 110-thousand kilowatt hour solar array.

A Gem in Albany

Aug 15, 2017
Jacob Lewin

After fourteen years and the efforts of nearly 400 volunteers, downtown Albany unveils a gem today. An old-fashioned carousel opens to the public. Almost everything has been built by hand...and with a lot of love.

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