Archive for May 8th, 2013

Despite reports that maintain there is a shortage of science, tech, engineering, and mathematics talent, new analysis from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) contradicts such claims, revealing that only one of every two STEM college graduates is hired into a STEM job each year.
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The small business sector has traditionally been the main driver of U.S. job creation and growth, but its impact on the employment market has declined in recent years. Here we look at the types of small businesses that are still responsible for providing a significant share of new jobs and what can be done to support them better. Read more



The state of Oregon boasts many great opportunities for manufacturers: Friendly legislation and tax breaks, fairly inexpensive land (compared to other states), and a level of corporate taxes that aren’t too burdensome.

Oregon’s attitude toward business and manufacturers has led to major corporations like Nike, Adidas, and Intel deciding to do business there, along with major solar companies like SolarWorld and SoloPower.

But Business Oregon, the economic development agency of the state, feels like it’s losing ground to states like California when it comes to attracting businesses, and even though manufacturing accounts for the largest share of the stats’ gross domestic product (GDP), the agency is trying to do more. Read more

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