Thursday, February 11, 2010

Several big business changes in this week's Around the State

This week's business news from around the state included several large changes, like...

Costco has submitted site plans for a 154,701-square-foot store and an eight-pump fueling station in east Vancouver. Long-term plans call for two adjacent retail buildings. The Columbian, 1-26-10

Best Buy will open at the Poplar Square in Medford. It will employ about 100 people., 2-10-10

Murphy Co. will reopen the former Panel Products mill in Rogue River. It will produce softwood plywood products and employ about 150 people. Grants Pass Daily Courier, 2-10-10

AC Solar Technology in Bend will begin production of its Blue Leaf 210W AC Module. It expects to employ up to 150 workers. Bend Bulletin, 2-9-10

Royal Caribbean has increased its Eugene call center workforce from 250 in October to 394, including 70 recent hires that are still in training. Register-Guard, 1-30-10

Other announcements included:
Binoculars Etc. in Coos Bay closed. The World, 1-30-10

Cloud 9 Bakery in Enterprise, which closed following weather-related damage last fall, will reopen. Most of the former staff are returning. Wallowa County Chieftain, 1-28-10

And just as a personal note, one of the announcements made my day:
Jonathan’s reopened at a new location in Salem. It offers Cajun fare, sandwiches, stews, and seafood. Statesman Journal, 2-10-10

To find out more of this week's news, check out the full article
Older issues also available.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read "Around The State" weekly, nice to see you have a blog!