Business Oregon's Target Industry Groups

Growing Oregon's Traded Sector Industries is at the Heart of What Business Oregon Does

Traded sector industries are those that sell their goods and services in markets outside of Oregon. Business Oregon works with businesses across all traded sectors, but certain industry groups in Oregon have distinct competitive advantages that provide the state with unique opportunities for growth, high-wage jobs, innovation, and statewide prosperity.

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced materials manufacturers include:

  • Metals
  • Machinery
  • Aerospace
  • Medical products

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Business Services

Oregon's professional and technical services include:

  • Consulting
  • Advertising
  • Graphic design
  • Marketing research

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Food & Beverages

This is Oregon's fastest growing manufacturing sector. Oregon food and beverage products include:

  • Craft beer
  • Wine
  • Cheese
  • Organic foods

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Forestry & Wood Products

Oregon is the largest wood products producer in the U.S., specializing in the highest quality softwoods.

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High Technology

Home to the Silicon Forest, high technology in Oregon includes:

  • Semiconductors on the hardware side
  • Fast-growing software and internet publishing companies
  • Systems designers
  • Data centers on the software and IT side

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Outdoor Gear & Apparel

Oregon's industry leading companies include:

  • Nike
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • adidas

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