Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer Travel in Southern Oregon and Rising Revenues for Contractors

The first article we have to share today builds upon yesterday's mention of tourism. A story from the Herald and News tells about the boost summer travelers give to businesses in Klamath County. The owner of one small cafe notes that orders increase tenfold when the northern entrance to Crater Lake opens and brings more traffic. One local pizza place also sees a bump in the summer from out-of-town visitors and seasonal celebrations such as little league parties.

Our second story highlights the successes of two Portland contractors who are building for high-tech companies.  Portland-based Hoffman Construction company saw revenue climb to $1.9 billion in 2011. That's a 141 percent gain from 2010, due in large part to building plants for Intel. Fortis Construction saw a smaller -- but still impressive -- revenue gain of 55 percent in 2011. Fortis specializes in building data centers and has constructed them for Facebook, among others.

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