#39 Oregon


#39 in Taxation and Regulation

#29 in Workforce Quality

#15 in Living Environment

Right to Work?

Regional Profile – West

STATE
OVERALL REGIONAL RANK
TAXATION & REGULATION REGIONAL RANK
WORKFORCE QUALITY REGIONAL RANK
LIVING ENVIRONMENT REGIONAL RANK
California
9
9
9
9
Colorado
3
6
7
2
Idaho
5
2
2
1
Montana
6
5
4
4
Nevada
1
3
6
8
Oregon
8
8
8
7
Utah
4
4
1
3
Washington
7
7
3
5
Wyoming
2
1
5
6

Key Industries

Manufacturing

Key Companies

Columbia Sportswear

Digimarc Corp.

Electro Scientific

Great Ajax Corp.

Lithia Motors

Nike

Precision Castparts

Advantages

Oregon tech jobs are growing at 4%, the fastest rate in a decade. These jobs are also much higher paid than the average employee in the state, which could draw more people into the state.

Portland is reducing red tape to attract more businesses.

Challenges

Intel, one of the state’s major job creators, is reducing its workforce by 11%.

Key Contacts

Business Oregon

Chris Harder, Director
503-229-5009
775 Summer St NE, Ste 200,
Salem, OR 97301-1280

chris.harder@oregon.gov
http://www.oregon4biz.com/

CEO Comments

“Oregon is planning on adding a VAT tax for C Corp’s and a 15.5% tax rate for personal and to pass that through small business. It will clearly make them the worst in the country.”

Current Developments

2015 REGIONAL REPORT: The West
July 29, 2015

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