SOREDI Featured on State of Oregon Employment Department

graph1Manufacturing jobs are important to most economies. Many manufacturing businesses are considered “traded-sector,” meaning that they sell their products outside the local area and thereby create new wealth for the communities where they are based. Not all local manufactured goods are sold or consumed outside the local area. I have personally consumed a few pints – not at one time – of locally manufactured microbrews from local manufacturers such as Caldera or Southern Oregon Brewing. But in general, manufacturers rely on exporting and selling their products beyond the local areas where they reside. Advanced manufacturing is one of the Rogue Workforce Partnership’s – the local workforce investment board – targeted industry sectors. Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development also focuses on retaining and recruiting manufacturing companies as part of their mission to assist traded-sector businesses in the Rogue Valley. Read More…

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