Thursday, September 13, 2012

Business News Around the State

In a recent post we mentioned that more than 50 breweries have opened or expanded in Oregon over the past 18 months. Here are a few more recent announcements to add to that list:
  • Caldera Brewing Co. in Ashland will open an expanded brew house in October. It also plans to open a restaurant,tasting room, and distillery at the site in November. Mail Tribune,8/30/2012 
  •  7 Devils Brewing plans to open in Coos Bay in January. It will feature a taproom serving a tapas-style menu. The World, 9/1/2012
  • Base Camp Brewing will open in southeast Portland in October. The brewery will feature a beer garden and a tasting room and pub. The Oregonian, 8/25/2012
This week's listing of business news also mentions several medium-sized and large companies across a number of different industries that have fallen on hard times, and are either cutting jobs or closing altogether:

  • Oregon Resources CorporationCoos County's largest mining company, laid off 31 workers due to uncertainty about the global economy and slowing demand for mineral sands. The World, 9/6/2012
  •  The Albertsons supermarket in La Grande will close in mid-October. It employs 43 people. The Observer, 9/7/2012
  • Medical device manufacturer Welch Allyn will cut 160 jobs in Beaverton over the next three years as it consolidates manufacturing operations as part of a global restructuring. Portland Business Journal, 9/10/2012
  • The Statesman Journal in Salem will close its printing press and begin contracting with The Oregonian to print the newspaper and all of its related publications. Twenty to 25 full-time and about 30 part-time positions will be cut. Statesman Journal, 9/12/2012
This week's full listing offers even more local business highlights. You can also sign up to have Around the State delivered to your inbox by contacting

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