Thursday, April 10, 2014

This Week's Oregon Biz Announcements!

Every week we pick a few highlights from our database of business openings and closings and list them here. The entire list of announcements can be found on our Around the State page. Here are a few highlights from this week!

Openings and expansions:

  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon plans to add 70 workers at its health care services operations center in Medford this year. Mail Tribune, 4/9/2014
  • 10 Barrel Brewing Co. will open a brewpub in Portland's Pearl District this summer. It will employ about 100 people. Portland Business Journal, 4/8/2014
  • Manaia, a restaurant offering Samoan food, coffee, smoothies, island-themed drinks, and desserts, will open in Hillsboro. Hillsboro Tribune, 3/31/2014
  • Tritac Shooting Solutions, an indoor shooting range, opened in northeast Salem. Statesman Journal, 3/31/2014
  • Solar Tracker 360 opened in Tillamook. It makes portable solar chargers. Headlight-Herald, 4/2/2014
  • The U.S. Department of Energy conditionally authorized Jordan Cove Energy Project in Coos Bay to export liquefied natural gas to non-Free Trade Agreement countries. The approval allows it to export LNG at a rate of 0.8 billion standard cubic feet per day for 20 years. The World, 3/24/2014
  • Valley Drugs pharmacy opened in Winston. It employs four people. The News-Review, 4/7/2014
  • Red Pinecone opened in Bend. It offers gourmet foods and gift baskets. The Bulletin, 4/8/2014
  • Source One Consulting opened in La Grande. It offers business consulting services. The Observer, 3/26/2014
  • Cloud Cap Technology in Hood River laid off about 25 people. It makes guidance systems, stabilized camera applications, and engines for unmanned aircraft systems. Northwest News Partnership, 4/1/2014
  • Skate World in Hillsboro will close in June. The Oregonian, 4/3/2014
  • Bill's Chicken and Steak House in Vancouver will close. It employs 21 people. The Columbian, 3/31/2014
For more business news, check out this week's full report.

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