Global Logistics Firm Grows By Leaps and Bounds in its Portland Home
UTi Worldwide grew from 14 employees to more than 230 in just 18 months thanks in part to a $250,000 loan from Business Oregon.
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In 2012, Oregon exported more than $18 billion in goods throughout the world. Business Oregon promotes exports because companies that export are key to a thriving traded sector in Oregon. They build wealth in the state, create well-paying jobs and are globally competitive, keeping Oregon's economy strong both today and into the future.
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Oregon's energy costs are among the lowest industrial rates in the U.S. averaging fewer than 5 cents per kilowatt hour in some areas. This is about half of the industrial rates in California.