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thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-12-14December 14 2016 Feasibility of an Intermodal Transfer Facility in the Willamette Valley
Prepared for Business Oregon Infrastructure Finance Authority: The Oregon Legislature is concerned about recent changes in shipping activity at the Port of Portland due to the loss of weekly containerized shipping service at Terminal 6 (T6). Among the concepts proposed to improve shipping options for Oregon’s exporters following the changes at the Port is the notion of providing improved transloading facilities at strategic locations across Oregon (i.e., facilities that facilitate transfer of product between rail and truck modes, in particular). To further the discussion and explore tangible solutions for Oregon’s exporters, the Oregon Legislature asked Business Oregon and the Infrastructure Finance Authority (IFA) to identify and evaluate the business case for an Intermodal Transfer Facility (ITF) located in the Willamette Valley.
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Author: EcoNorthwest
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-02-01February 2016 International Trade and Logistics Initiative Steering Committee Report
In February 2016, the Steering Committee recommended a series of actions to the Oregon Legislature, intended to help Oregon businesses that are facing increased transportation costs, longer transit times, reduced reliability, greater business risks, loss of markets and market share, and other business impacts. The goal is to help Oregon businesses move freight to markets and compete globally.
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Author: Governor's Trade & Logistics Initiative
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-10-01October 2015 Oregon and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Trade statistics and description of expected impact upon oregon economy of implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement
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Author: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-10-01October 2015 The United States of Trade: 50 Stories in 50 States that Show the Impact of Trade Across the Nation
Stories from each of the 50 states, each with a business example, illustrating the economic benefits of trade and exports; prepared in suport of the Trans-pacific Partnership
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Author: U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-04-01April 2015 Trade, Innovation, and Economic Growth
Remarks by Jason Furman, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers to The Brookings Institution focused on one key instrument that can help boost middle-class incomes: expanding trade.
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Author: Jason Furman, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-03-01March 2015 The Transformation Imperative in Container Shipping: Mastering the Next Big Wave
Drawing on analysis from proprietary tools, the Boston Consulting Group assesses challenges facing container shippers, including overcapacity and low returns, and offers recommendations for restoring carriers’ profitability
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Author: Boston Consulting Group
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-03-01March 2015 Greater Portland Global Trade and Investment Plan
Greater Portland's Regional Economic Development community is uniting locally to compete globally, with a shared focus on target industry clusters, innovation, and international trade and investment as the essential elements of a competitive, sustainable and globally integrated region. Greater Portland Global, a global trade and investment plan, draws on the region’s work in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase, to integrate exports and foreign direct investment (FDI) into one strategic plan that replaces the Greater Portland Export Initiative and escalates global engagement to realize a stronger regional economy. The plan recognizes Portland’s rich interaction between local innovation, exports, global excellence, and foreign direct investment as the foundation of a unique process that can propel small, innovative entrepreneurs and domestically-focused companies along a continuum to become companies with global presence.
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Author: Brookings and JP Morgan Chase
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2013-10-01October 2013 International Trade and the Portland Harbor's Impact on the Portland-metro and Oregon's Economy
This report is part of a series produced for the Value of Jobs Coalition to track and understand the opportunities and challenges in the Portland-metro region's economy. Included in this report are three inter-related studies about international trade, the Portland Harbor's economic impact and marine industrial businesses engaged in trade activity.
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Author: Value of Jobs Coalition, Portland Business Alliance
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-09-01September 2015 Country Profile Vietnam Sept. 2015 update
A profile of Vietnam and its relationship through international trade with the state of Oregon prepared for the Governor by Business Oregon staff.
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Author: Business Oregon
Country
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-08-22August 2016 US China Business Council State Export Report
Despite the slowdown in its economy, China continues to be an important contributor to US economic growth. In 2015, US goods exports to China totaled $113 billion, down from the previous two years, but still the third-largest US goods export market behind Canada and Mexico, our neighbors and NAFTA partners. An important new development is the rapid growth in US services exports to China. In 2014, the most recent complete year of available data, US services exports to China totaled $42 billion, making China the United States’ fourth-largest services export market. From 2006 to 2014, US services exports to China increased more than 300 percent. Services exports to the rest of the world increased 91 percent.
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Author: US China Business Council
Export
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-02-01February 2016 U.S. Trade Deficit in Manufactures Soared by $89 Billion in 2015, 600,000 Job Loss; Chinese Surplus
The U.S. trade deficit in manufactures in 2015 soared by $89 billion, or 16%, to $650 billion, which resulted in a trade-related loss of 600,000 American manufacturing jobs, up from a job loss of 400,000 in 2014. Sixty percent of the global deficit was with China, with U.S. manufactured imports from China 5.8 times larger than U.S. exports to China.
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Author: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)
Export
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-12-01December 2015 Jobs Supported by Exports 2013: Product and Industry
This report uses an input-output approach to evaluate the jobs supported by exports throughout the supply chain for the most recent year that industry data was available, 2013. The first section looks at the jobs supported within an industry across all products that are produced by or use the production of that industry as an input. The second section looks at the jobs supported by the export of a product across all industries that produce or supply inputs used in the production of the exported product.
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Author: U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration
Export
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-12-01December 2015 Oregon Manufacturing Facts
Statistics on Oregon's manufactured exports from 2013-2015 from the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Author: National Association of Manufacturers
Export
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-12-01December 2015 Oregon Exports Facts 2013-2015
Statistics on Oregon's manufactured exports from 2013-2015 from the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Author: National Association of Manufacturers
Export
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-04-01April 2015 The Decline of U.S. Export Competitiveness for Manufacturers and Its Consequences for the World Econ
The rapid decline in U.S. export competitiveness for manufactures is having game-changing consequences for the international trade and financial systems. U.S. leadership capability has been reduced for pursuing a more open, non-discriminatory trading system while trade relationships are shifting from the rules-based multilateral World Trade Organization (WTO) to a spreading network of preferential bilateral and regional trade agreements. And the dollarized international financial system of the past seven decades is in transition to some form of multi-key currency relationship as a growing share of trade is financed in other currencies and the U.S. official foreign debt of $11 trillion, as a result of protracted large trade deficits, continues to rise.
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Author: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)
Export
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-04-01April 2015 Jobs Supported by State Exports 2014
In 2014, exports of goods and services directly and indirectly supported an estimated 11.7 million U.S. jobs. Nationally, goods exports consisting of manufactured products, agricultural products, natural resources and used/second-hand products supported 7.1 million jobs, of which 6.2 million jobs were supported by exports of manufactured products. The export of services accounted for the remaining 4.6 million jobs supported. This report presents estimates of jobs supported by exports of goods at the state level.
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Author: Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce
Export
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-09-01September 2016 U.S. Metropolitan Area Exports, 2015
The ITA's annual analysis of the 50 biggest exporting MSAs in the nation. In 2015, merchandise trade exports to the world from the 388 U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) totaled $1.33 trillion, with merchandise exports from non-metropolitan “rural” areas totaling an additional $172.0 billion. As a whole, the U.S. exported $1.5 trillion in goods and $751 billion in services in 2015. The Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX metropolitan area reported the highest goods export value, shipping $97.1 billion of merchandise abroad in 2015. Other major metro area exporters were New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($95.6 billion); Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($67.2 billion); Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($61.8 billion); and Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($44.8 billion).
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Author: Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration
ITA
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-02-01February 2016 Jobs Attributable to Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
Industry and analysis economic brief finds that in total 12 million people (8.5 percent of the labor force) have jobs in the U.S. due to either direct employment at foreign firms (6.1 million), indirect and induced employment from foreign firms (2.4 million), or indirect and induced employment from productivity spillovers (3.5 million).
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Author: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
ITA
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-07-01July 2015 Oregon's Export Activity: 1-pager
A snapshot of Oregon's export activity including jobs and foreign investment data.
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Author: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
ITA
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-06-01June 2015 The 10 Lessons from Global Trade and Investment Planning in U.S. Metro Areas
This paper presents the "10 lessons" that have emerged to date from the efforts of a group of U.S. metro areas to develop and implement strategies to maximize the benefits of exports and foreign direct investment (FDI) and grow traded sectors.
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Author: The Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program and JP Morgan Chase
Studies