Oregon Success Stories
Ruffwear Extends Reach to Fido in the Far East
Business Oregon's export assistance has helped make Ruffwear, the Bend-based outdoor gear maker for active canines, a hit in markets such as Japan.
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 in Oregon includes high value-added advanced materials manufacturers in metals, machinery, aerospace, and medical products. Learn more >>
Oregon's high quality of life and creative, innovative workforce are driving rapid growth in professional and technical services like consulting, advertising, graphic design, and marketing research, who serve clients around the globe. Learn more >>
Oregon's fastest growing manufacturing sector, food and beverages includes iconic brands dedicated to producing high quality products, such as craft beer, wine, cheese, and organic foods. Learn more >>
Oregon is the largest wood products producer in the U.S., specializing in the highest quality softwoods. Advanced technologies have transformed Oregon's wood products industry into one of the most innovative and efficient in the world. Learn more >>
Home to the Silicon Forest, high technology in Oregon is anchored by semiconductors on the hardware side, with fast-growing software and Internet publishing companies, systems designers, and data centers on the software and IT side. Learn more >>
Combine industry leading companies like Nike, Columbia Sportswear, and adidas with Oregon's amazing outdoors and vibrant lifestyle, and you have one competitive industry. Learn more >>
The TEAM Oregon is a coalition of Business Oregon and multiple local/regional economic development organizations in the state. The group markets Oregon's advantages as a location for specific industries, with a current focus on high technology, manufacturing and food processing.
High Tech Extension Service
The High Tech Extension Service connects businesses with these R&D resources, providing companies with access to research, technology development, prototyping and testing without the added cost of in-house staff and facilities. You get immediate access to highly skilled workers, clean room facilities, contract processing for remote customers and on-site training whether you need a quick fix to a short-term problem or help with long-range development of new products. Learn more >>