Wednesday, July 25 2018
Oregonians like to think things look different in their state, with a breathtaking public coastline, majestic mountain peaks, and world-class breweries. The same goes for Oregon's economy with a diverse manufacturing base and significant growth in high-tech hardware, software development, food processing, and outdoor gear. In other words, they still craft things in Oregon. And far more than double lattes and pale ales.
Oregonians manufacture silicon chips with a vibrant high-tech industry anchored by Intel's largest facility in the world. Oregon is a leader in food processing with literally tons of local berries, hazelnuts and wheat turned into countless products by Lamb Weston, Amy's Kitchen, Diamond Foods, and hundreds of other food processing firms and shipped all across the globe. A fast-growing aerospace and Unmanned Aerial Systems industry also is rising up, with leaders such as Precision Castparts, Boeing, and Cloudcap Technologies leading the way.