Virtually every industry in the state is experiencing a workforce challenge. Quality jobs are going unfilled: if this continues, it could hinder economic recovery for Oregon. We know that qualified workers are not yet returning to their jobs for several reasons.
The Bend City Council adopted the Safe Parking Programs into the municipal code on April 7, 2021, that enable property owners or lessees within the City of Bend to allow limited overnight parking for people experiencing homelessness. Code changes provide additional...
This new initiative, established by the American Rescue Plan, will leverage a community navigator approach to reach our nation’s smallest businesses, with a priority focus on those owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, as well as women and veterans.
Certain requirements for receiving regular UI benefits were paused or modified during the pandemic, like being able to work, actively looking for work, and being available for work, and registering for work in their iMatchSkills® system. These requirements will soon start back up again.
Deschutes County has $1.3 million in relief funds available for eligible businesses that were directly impacted by the County’s weeklong return to the “Extreme Risk” level. Applications for the relief funds are open now through Thursday, May 27.
Bend’s popularity has brought its consequences, including the affordability of living here. Over the past year, the median cost of a home has risen to about $525,000 – with some months surpassing $600,000.
As of May 17, all five counties had vaccinated over 65% of residents 16 or older with at least one dose. All five counties have also submitted equity plans to OHA.
Most restrictions to be lifted statewide when 70% of Oregonians 16 and older receive first dose. Deschutes County is at 61% as of May 13.
Small businesses are the backbone of just about every community. Check out this list of 18 ways you can support your favorite small business as we celebrate National Small Business week!
Corporate Activitey Tax Update First-quarter 2021 estimated payments for Oregon’s Corporate Activity Tax are due by Friday, April 30, 2021. Taxpayers expecting to owe $5,000 or more of Corporate Activity Tax for the 2021 calendar year must make estimated payments....
Shuttered Venue Operator Grant Fund now open for applications.
New tax credit will fully offset the cost for small businesses and nonprofits who provide paid leave for employees to get the COVID vaccine.
Get all of the details, learn how to prepare and when to apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.
As restaurants, the entertainment and recreation industry, hospitality and others prepare for more customers once our risk level declines, they are finding that a lack of labor is their next big hurdle to overcome.
On April 22, Business Oregon will open the second round of a grant program for building owners to cover outstanding lease payments from small business tenants that are behind on rent due to COVID-19.