Industry Market Trends

Which Small Businesses Create the Most Jobs?

May 8, 2013

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

Industry Market Trends

A Struggling Green Manufacturing Sector Causes Oregon to Retool Tax Incentives

May 8, 2013

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