Day: December 31, 2008

Beware of Government Job Creation Schemes

Steve BucksteinQuickPoint!

To pull us out of the current recession, politicians on the state and federal level are jumping on the job creation bandwagon. Governor Kulongoski wants to spend a billion dollars on transportation infrastructure, in part to put Oregonians to work. President-elect Obama wants to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to create (more…)

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The Help that Fails

John A. Charles, Jr.QuickPoint!

Portland was recently chosen as one of five cities where the U.S. Small Business Administration will bring a program next year intended to boost urban businesses that have “high growth potential.” The program will select certain business owners for 26 weeks of free training on such topics as marketing and financial management. The goal will be to “generate new jobs, attract investment, and (more…)

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