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Oregon business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of OR communities

Relocate or Expand to Oregon - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the Oregon business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of OR communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
Oregon Business Data*


Population: 3,825,567
Total Labor Force: 1,925,700
Unemployment Rate: 7.0%
Number of Manufacturers: 5,548
Manufacturing Jobs: 206,833
Right to Work: No
Unemp. Ins. Tax: 2.25.4%
Corporate Income Tax:
Greater of a minimum tax based on relative sales ($150-$100,000, approximately 0.1%) or 6.6% on amounts up to $250,000 and 7.9% above that.

Sales Tax:

Property Tax:
Limited to no more than 1.5% of real market value. Increases in valuation are limited to 3% per year. The average tax per $1,000 was $15.69 as of the 2008-2009 tax year. Enterprise Zones, construction-in-process zones and food processors are exempt.

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
15% Electronic and other electric equipment
14% Food and kindred products
13% Lumber and wood products
10% Industrial machinery and equipment
8% Fabricated metal products

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
Intel Corp. (Hillsboro) - 16,800
Nike, Inc. (Beaverton) - 2,800
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (Portland) - 2,750
Harry & David Holdings, Inc. (Medford) - 2,600
Tektronix, Inc. (Beaverton) - 2,000
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Multnomah - 59,735
Washington - 53,453
Clackamas - 21,871
Lane - 18,590
Marion - 14,069

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Portland - 56,654
Hillsboro - 25,449
Beaverton - 13,968
Eugene - 13,771
Salem - 8,394

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
No Inventory Tax; No Receipts/Revenue Tax; No Worldwide Unitary Tax; No State Capital Tax on Asset Value and No Direct levies on intangible properties.
Enterprise Zones
Oregon Investment Advantage Income Tax Exemption Program
Strategic Investment Program (property tax exemption program)
Research Tax Credits
Customized Workforce Training
Industrial Site Certification/ Decision-Ready Sites
Construction-in-Process (property tax exemption program)
Business Energy Tax Credit
Rural Renewable Energy Development Zones
State Energy Loan Program (SELP)

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations and businesses to help with your relocation or expansion:

Albany-Millersburg Economic Development Corp.
AMEDC is a private NON-profit organization which serves the cities of Albany and Millersburg and Linn County. Our goal is improving local area prosperity by helping businesses expand, create jobs and prosper.
P.O. Box 548, Albany, OR 97321 (Map & Aerial View)
(541) 926-1519

Hillsboro Chamber Of Commerce
To promote business prosperity & a healthy, diverse community in greater Hillsboro by providing information, services & advocacy for our members.
5193 N.E. Elam Young Pkwy., Ste. A, Hillsboro, OR 97124 (Map & Aerial View)
(503) 648-1102

Looking to reach Oregon manufacturers? Access the Oregon Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 3/18/2014. All other stats updated on 3/18/2014. Listings updated on 4/24/2014.

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