Monday, May 4, 2009

Bend Recession Proof?

My wife found this little gem of an article today, and while I wasn't there when she did, I'm pretty sure she spit her tea all over her PC when she saw this:

Yup, this article is claiming that Bend is "recession proof." Never mind the 16% unemployment rate at the moment.

I guess when you create your own definitions you can pretty much say whatever you want. Their definition?

Not more than 9 months of recession over the past 15 years. If we apply that definition again next year I don't think any area would qualify.

Does journalism require any qualifications anymore?


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4 comments:

Dante said...

At first, I parsed that like, "Bend Recession: Proof?"

PDX Outsider said...

Interesting insight Dante into how your state of mind influences what you see.

Anonymous said...

You have officially become benign.

Joe said...

Cessna is listed as a employer for Bend and evidence of being "recession proof". Cessna announced weeks ago they were closing there bend shop however.

www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2009/04/bend_loses_cessna_plant.html