Down year for venture capital in Oregon
Investment in Oregon startups dropped almost 40 percent last year as the state continues to have trouble attracting venture capital since the dot-com bust.
Per capita, Oregon draws venture capital at roughly one-third the national average. "There's just a lot more money in other areas of the country than there is here," said Linda Weston, executive director of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, which supports startup activity in the state.
Can we please get back to our conversation about taxing and regulating ourselves to prosperity? I know, let's regulate how restraunts cook their food! That will bring in the bussiness.
Other things on the agenda today: the self-esteem of the homeless, surcharges, mass transit, fees, increasing multiculturalism, increasing taxes...