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Oregon At A Glance
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Oregon At A Glance

Oregon is a place where business grows. Where entrepreneurs and big thinkers build diverse industries. Where dreamers come to make their dreams a reality. Where sustainability means profitability.

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 activewear companies to hit the trail running.

Nike and Columbia Sportswear were born and raised right here in Oregon, and adidas America is headquartered here as well. Along with these global brands, 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, as well as exchange materials and finished goods.

  • Oregon has the lowest effective business tax rate (tied with N. Carolina) in the United States (Ernst and Young C.O.S.T. study for FY2011)
  • Stable, low-cost electricity at half the industrial rates found in California
  • #1 location for manufacturing (the American Institute for Economic Research)