Designer Knives Pay Dividends to Clackamas Manufacturer
Benchmade Knife now employs 180 workers and exports its designed manufactured knives to customers in 40 countries.
There's a reason young, talented professionals are choosing Oregon as their home at an increasing rate. Apparel designers, green building architects, advertising creatives and other others look to Oregon for jobs in their industries and the qualify of life found here. Oregon is particularly strong in semiconductor and other silicon-based manufacturing, with a highly skilled workforce of more than 50,000 working in the industry.
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Business Oregon connects businesses and Community colleges regularly in response to requests from business and industry for specialized training. The colleges contract directly with firms, and training programs take place either on campus or at the business site. In addition, consulting services, workshops and assistance with business plans are provided through Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), often located on or near a community college.