#39 Oregon


#39 in Taxation and Regulation

#29 in Workforce Quality

#15 in Living Environment

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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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No 33: Oregon

No. 33

Oregon

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Key Metrics
Taxation and Regulations
  • State Corporate Income Tax Rate: 7.90%
  • Highest Personal Income Tax Rate: 11%
Workforce Quality
  • % with High School diploma or more: 88.6
  • % with Bachelor’s degree or more: 28.1
  • % with Advanced degree or more: 10.1
  • Patents per 100K: 53.32
  • % of Employed Represented by Unions: 17.7
Quality of Life
  • Hopsitals per 10K: 0.159
  • Elementary/Secondary Schools per 1000 people: 0.34
  • Violent Crimes per 100K: 271.12
Key Companies
  • Nike
  • Precision CastParts
  • StanCorp Financial
  • Schnitzer Street
Other Highlights
  • Oregon rose to #33 from #38 in 2010 — the state took #24 in 2009
  • Oregon ranks 26th in state debt per capita with $3284

Sources:
TaxFoundation.org
Statemaster.com
Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education