Same-Sex Marriage to Help Oregon Economy

SALEM, Ore. — A new study shows same-sex marriage is expected to bring millions of dollars to Oregon’s economy every year. The finance website “Nerd Wallet” looked at consumer spending on weddings, the self-identified gay and lesbian population, and overall marriage rates. They say same-sex marriage is expected to add 42 million dollars to Oregon’s … Continue reading »

Economy Blamed for Millennials Debt

WASHINGTON — According to a new study, people under the age of 35 are having a hard time saving their money. In fact, research shows they actually have a negative savings rate. Experts say a lot of this has to do with the economy. That’s because the careers of many of these young people are … Continue reading »

Craft Beer Business Booms

Ashland, Ore. — The business of craft beer is booming with sales reaching record numbers in Oregon and throughout the country. According to the Brewers Association more than 400 new breweries opened up in the last year nationwide.  It makes a total of more than 3,000 breweries across the country.  That’s a 15% increase from … Continue reading »

Local Organizations Reflect on Economy

TALENT, Ore. — In the wake of Boys & Girls Club Week, local non-profit administrators reflect on harder times in the past and are optimistic about the future. After the economic downturn in 2008, the Boys and Girls Club struggled with community support which eventually forced them to close their White City branch in August. … Continue reading »

More Are Moving to Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new report says more people are moving to Oregon than most other states and more people moving into the area means a positive impact on the local housing market and the economy. Local business leaders say it all has a domino effect. More people are coming into the area and bringing … Continue reading »

R.E.I. Community Impact

MEDFORD, Ore. — Molly Guthrie knew she would need a job when she graduated from school on the east coast and decided to move back to Medford. “I applied to 12 places and heard back from three. R.E.I. was one of the ones to actually give me a positive response” said Guthrie. Unemployment statistics from July … Continue reading »