The Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center in Portland is a collaborative environment bringing together industry, higher education and government in partnership to develop new tools, technique, and technologies to address near-term manufacturing challenges through applied research and advanced technical training. OMIC is modeled after The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at University of Sheffield with Boeing in Sheffield, England.
Great Ajax Corp.
“Small businesses are fleeing from Oregon, especially Multnomah County (Portland) in record numbers. Oregon is unfriendly toward small businesses. Seems they are out to put small businesses out of business by taxing and regulating us to death. I know of no small businessman who likes being located in Oregon.”
“Oregon has raised the minimum wage, like California and Washington, but provides only the 47th highest high school graduation levels. There is a disconnect between competitive wages. However, the ‘livability’ is so high that the jobless rates are very, very low. Feedback to the legislature does connect their decisions to classic micro-economics.”