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.
While Oregon is home to a wide breadth of diverse industries, the state also recognizes five key industries in which it holds global competitive advantages.
Oregon has transformed itself into a value-added manufacturing economy that continues to grow and prosper. Many of Oregons manufacturing firms compete globally, in everything from high-tech and health care to steel fabrication and trucking. Learn more >>
Clean technology, and renewable energy in particular, is a booming industry across the globe, and Oregon has competitive advantages that have put the state in the top position in the marketplace. Learn more >>
Oregon is the largest lumber producer in the U.S. yielding the highest quality lumber in the world. Advanced technology has streamlined the processing of Oregon timber and finished wood products, making the industry more competitive and less labor intensive. Learn more >>
Home to the Silicon Forest, the local concentration of high-tech, small-tech and semiconductor companies have made a name for Oregon across the globe. Learn more >>
Oregon provides the ideal location for outdoor gear and activewear companies to flourish. Oregon is home to global giant Nike, as well as Columbia Sportswear and adidas America. Learn more >>
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 >>
Oregon is home to an impressive array of world-class companies with state-of-the-art product lines, technical expertise and manufacturing capabilities, ready and able to supply customers anywhere on the globe. In order to help potential clients identify Oregon companies who can meet their needs—and continue to build value-added supply chains in Oregon—Business Oregon is partnering with the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition to present the Northwest Connectory.
The Northwest Connectory is a robust online buyer-supplier database that profiles the core competencies and technical capabilities of Oregon companies and helps connect them to buyers in the state and across the globe. Learn more >>
The high desert of central Oregon is a beautiful natural attraction, with snow sports drawing travelers in the winter and incredible golf and hiking in the summer.