Thursday, July 23, 2009

There's a Diversity of Businesses Opening Around the State

This week's Around the State shows many businesses opening or expanding, with quite a scope of business types, sizes, and locations. For instance:

· Happy Days, a 1950s-style malt shop, opened in Brookings. It offers hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, malts, floats, banana splits, and a poodle skirt sundae. Curry Coastal Pilot, 7-17-09

· Takybeh Organic Farm and Garden Warehouse opened in Williams. It offers natural and organic fertilizers, soil amendments, plants, and tools. Daily Courier, 7-20-09

· KeyBank will open branches in Tigard, Portland’s Pearl District, and east Gresham in the next few months. The Columbian, 7-16-09

It seems as though public schools in every part of the state have announced employment cuts, and this week is no exception:
· Crook County School District laid off another 13.5 full-time equivalent positions. Central Oregonian, 7-11-09

In the private sector, at least one business also announced layoffs:
· Allegheny Technologies Inc. will temporarily lay off about 80 workers from the titanium sponge facility at its Wah Chang plant in Albany effective at the end of this month. Corvallis Gazette-Times, 7-16-09

More information is available in this week's Around the State. You can also look at previous issues.

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