Manufacturing has a slightly larger than average footprint in Oregon (10.2% of employment compared with 8.5% nationally) and, despite relatively steeper losses leading up to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, is growing more quickly over the long run than the nation. Since its lowest employment level in March 2010, manufacturing employment in Oregon has grown by 12.0% compared with the nation’s
In celebration of Manufacturing Day, here are some facts about manufacturing in Oregon.
In August 2019, 205,200 people were employed in Oregon’s manufacturing sector, making up more than 10 percent of Oregon’s total nonfarm employment.
Nearly one out of five (19.4%) of Oregon’s manufacturing workers in 2018 worked in computer and electronic product manufacturing. The next largest detailed
Once Oregon’s largest manufacturing industry, employment in the wood product manufacturing industry has gone through large, well-publicized losses since the early 1990s, with its employment dropping below computer and electronic manufacturing and food manufacturing. Despite the losses, wood product manufacturing is still a large industry in Oregon and is especially important to rural areas of the
Medford OR – On Thursday, June 1, 2017, SOREDI will host a full bus of local educators and business leaders on a tour of some of the region’s most fascinating […]
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ASHLAND,OR– If you use a drill for your profession or do-it-yourself projects, you may well know Darex. Based in Ashland, Oregon, Darex is the creator and manufacturer of the world’s […]
GRANTS PASS, OR – What do dragonflies, pool balls, ferns, cave paintings and koi have in common? You can find them adorning the numerous, varied sinks in the Marzi Sink […]
GRANTS PASS, OR – Met One Instruments (MOI) moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, in 1980 from the Silicon Valley, and it has been riding a rapid growth curve ever since. […]
CENTRAL POINT, OR– After moving from Ohio to the Rogue Valley to be closer to his wife’s family, Norm Kester started a company in his garage. That was 18 years […]