2009 proved to be a challenging year for Central Oregon businesses. The changes in the economy took their toll on the building and real estate industries as well as the retail and tourism sectors. Over twelve months Cascade Business News featured 22 new and refurbished facilities totaling slightly more than 610,000 square feet compared to 1.9 million square feet of building space highlighted last year.
This coming year will be a one of assessments, continued restructuring and cautious optimism for Central Oregon businesses. While the economy may be slightly improving, any significant changes are not likely to be felt in our region this year. However we think there are some positive marks on our economic climate including local manufacturers producing quality products, our high quality of living and savvy business owners capable of bucking the downturn.
In addition our environmentally sensitive attitude and enterprising spirit coupled with substantial outdoor amenities will continue to attract top professionals bringing a wealth of experience and talent to the local economy.
Cascade Business News is dedicated to staying on top of the challenges and the changes constantly occurring in Central Oregon and is proud to present the 2010 Book of Lists. We offer the Book, with nearly 100 different industry lists, as the best business-to- business marketing tool in the region.
Just by becoming a subscriber to CBN you can receive a 2010 Book of Lists for no charge (that cost is only $34 for local subscribers and includes one entire year of Central Oregon’s business newspaper).
In case you’ve missed it Cascade Business News has placed the entire Book of Lists online. For an annual subscription of just $199 companies can access the web-based program that is easily downloaded for customized mailing lists, targeted industries and direct contact.
It has proven to be a valuable resource for our subscribers. In 2010, we will enhance the online version of the Book making it easier to use with more marketing options.
Our daily compilation of Central Oregon’s industry lists is one of the most demanding chores we undertake, but we think our efforts are definitely worthwhile. Each list has already appeared during the course of the year in Cascade Business News. Each list is updated at least once on an annual basis. In addition each list is revised immediately when we receive changes and additions from the business community.
It is with great appreciation that we thank the many advertisers who make this publication possible. And we hope you, as the reader, will consider our advertisers when your firm needs a product or service. These Central Oregon companies make CBN as well as all of our special publications a reality. Buying local is extremely important to the well being of our economy.