Oregon Success Stories
Designer Knives Pay Dividends to Clackamas Manufacturer
Benchmade Knife now employs 180 workers and exports its designed manufactured knives to customers in 40 countries.
Oregon Exports 2014
Source: WISERtrade, US Census Bureau
Oregon's ideal Pacific Coast location provides easy access between U.S., Asian and European markets. Our numerous and diverse transport and logistics companies provide direct international air and passenger flights; ocean container services; as well as intermodal rail and road, warehousing, reloading and related transportation services.
Business Oregon's Global Trade team attracts inbound investment and helps Oregon businesses access global markets to enhance Oregon's position in the global economy. In cooperation with state, local and federal partners, Business Oregon helps small- and medium-sized Oregon companies become exporters and existing exporters access new markets.
Business Oregon can offer assistance such as: export counseling, market research, evaluation of international partners and other services to help companies develop and expand their products and services in key overseas markets. Internship opportunities are available in the agency's Portland office throughout the year.
Help for existing Oregon businesses to grow their companies by accessing overseas markets is available from professionals located here in Oregon, as well as from the state's trade representatives in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Business Oregon partners with government partners as well as non-profit partners to help make sure that Oregon businesses have access to all the tools, services and other export financing required to succeed in the global marketplace.
The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa is a federal program available to immigrants seeking to enter the United States in order to invest in a new commercial enterprise that will benefit the U.S. economy and create at least 10 full-time jobs. Business Oregon is the designated authority within the state of Oregon to certify geographic areas or political subdivisions that qualify for the program.