Economy & Business

Economy, Business, Finance & Labor

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For the first time since Lewis and Clark arrived on the coast, Oregon has a salt works. Located in Netarts, it's typical of a significant and growing number of artisanal food manufacturing businesses around the state.

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Two places in Oregon are expected to be major areas of economic growth, according to the Oregon Employment Department.

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Oregon is experiencing continued job growth and record low unemployment. However, as KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, there’s challenges ahead.

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If all 180 square feet of her home could be covered in purple, Alice Gentry would be thrilled. But the tiny home isn’t just for her. Her dog Sissy is there too.

Eugene’s Emerald village tiny house community is holding an open house for newly finished homes Friday.

In March Gentry moved into Emerald Village, a community of 22 tiny homes ranging from 160-300 square feet in Northwest Eugene. The village will commemorate the completion of 14 of their 22 homes at the open house.

Recorded On: June 22, 2018

Air Date: June 25, 2018

What is cryptocurrency and what is Bitcoin? Is this something we can bank on for the future of commerce? A local security expert visits City Club to explain the complex world of cryptocurrency.

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After 93 years, the East Grandstand of Hayward Field is coming down. Early this morning, excavators began clawing and battering the facility into oblivion. KLCC’s Brian Bull was there, and has this report.

Recorded On: June 15, 2018

Air Date: June 18, 2018

Downtown Eugene will see a $60 million development begin this year. The expansion of the 5th Street Public Market will replace a parking lot with an 82-room boutique hotel, a 113-unit apartment building, and a three-story retail and office complex.  It will be built on land owned by Lane County, and leased to Obie Companies.

Casey Barrett, Vice President of Obie Companies, visits City Club of Eugene to give an update on the proposed expansion and lay out the plans.

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The Hilton Eugene will be rebranded, following one of Lane County’s largest real estate deals. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Following the January sale, The Register-Guard became a GateHouse paper, now the only one in Oregon. However, the holding corporation owns 10-percent of daily papers nationwide. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert spoke to a former editor at her hometown, Missouri newspaper who experienced a GateHouse takeover.

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Longtime readers of the Register-Guard were shocked earlier this year to learn their hometown, family-owned newspaper was sold to GateHouse Media. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert wanted to find out more about how the new corporate owner operates and what other changes may be in store for The Register-Guard.

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KLCC CONTINUES TO COVER THE IMPACT AND CHANGES AT THE REGISTER-GUARD FOLLOWING THE SALE OF THE NEWSPAPER TO GATEHOUSE PUBLISHING. TODAY, WE DUSTED OFF THE FOLLOWING STORY WHICH FIRST AIRED 7 YEARS AGO ON FEBRUARY, 17, 2011.

KLCC's Tiffany Eckert takes a regional look at the state of the newspaper job market and the evolution of the industry.

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Homeless people often lug their belongings with them everywhere they go – which can make them vulnerable to theft. But now the City of Eugene and St. Vincent de Paul are offering them a place to stash their personal items. KLCC’s Brian Bull explains.

Tiffany Eckert

The Eugene Newspaper Guild is a labor organization for journalists and other media workers. Right now, the union is in ongoing contract negotiations with GateHouse publishing, the new owner of The Register-Guard.

Tiffany Eckert

Changes keep on coming at The Register-Guard, since the newspaper was sold to the holding company- Gatehouse Publishing in January.

Greenhill Humane Society in Eugene is moving forward with its remodel, after raising a portion of its five-point-six million dollar campaign goal. It will start construction next week.


City of Eugene

Neighborhood leaders in the Santa Clara / River Road area hope to plan ahead for the growth expected in Eugene over the next 20 years. 

Lane Fire Authority

The Lane Fire Authority (LFA) is officially set to consolidate with the Santa Clara Rural Fire Protection District. The consolidation will take place on July 1.

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A new independent report from Dean Runyan Associates shows that 2017 was a record breaking year for Oregon’s travel industry.

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Data hacks, compromised firewalls, and breaches in general have drawn headlines, and boosted the industry charged with safeguarding companies from these threats.  Now an expanding global cyber-security firm has opened an office in downtown Eugene.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Results from Lane County’s January 31st 2018 Homeless Point in Time count show that there was an increase in the number of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness.

Recorded On: May 11, 2018

Air Date: May 14, 2018

A group of employers and students discuss programs to help local students connect with local businesses in readiness  for entering the workforce at the end of high school.

Speakers:   Brian Erickson, Chambers Construction

                      Debra Miller, PeaceHealth Systems

                      Naz Zydycryn, Kalapuya High School

                      Leah Barber, Sheldon High School

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Eugene Water and Electric Board is going to Lane County Circuit Court later this month to defend its release of pricing information about its contract with a smart meter manufacturer.

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On Tuesday, International Worker’s Day, Eugene activists are holding a solidarity share fair. It offers free essentials for people who are unhoused.

City of Eugene

The City of Eugene and Eugene Water and Electric Board have finalized a deal for 16-acres of riverfront property.

Tiffany Eckert

The day before GateHouse Media took over the Register Guard, there was an exodus of high level employees, including the newspaper’s managing editor and publisher.

Oregon Employment Department

Oregon’s unemployment rate held steady last month.

Rachael McDonald

A dream of affordable housing came true in Eugene Friday. Emerald Village, a tiny house community, held an open house.  Some new residents received their keys.

Rachael McDonald

A new permanent tiny house community is holding an open house Friday in Eugene.

Karen Richards

The Nectar Creek tap room in Philomath may be the country's only meadery with a full restaurant. It's also part of a mini-boom in the small town west of Corvallis, helping the community form a new identity. Here are some details about mead and its local impact. 


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Downtown Eugene will see a $60 million development begin this year. Today, developers and partners unveiled an expansion of the 5th Street Public Market, that’ll replace a parking lot. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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