Outdoor Gear and Apparel Industry in Oregon
The Pacific Northwest is a goldmine for the active outdoor lifestyle, with diverse landscapes and limitless opportunities for adventure. When coupled with a competitive business environment, Oregon delivers the ideal location for outdoor gear and apparel companies to hit the trail running.
We work with manufacturers and designers of products for the full gamut of outdoor activities, such as bicycling, windsurfing, mountaineering, skiing, rock climbing, backpacking, boating, hunting, fishing and camping.
Global giants Nike, adidas and Columbia Sportswear have set the stage for new companies, new ideas and new opportunities. Growing, mid-size companies like Keen, Dakine, Ruff Wear and LaCrosse/Danner have benefited from the extensive design and logistics expertise found in the region. Oregon's proximity to the Pacific Rim lets these companies interact with counterparts in Asia and Europe, as well as exchange materials and finished goods.
Industry SnapshotFirms (2013):438
Export Value (2013):$426.8 million
Sales (2007): $5.9 billion