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.
Business Oregon helps facilitate the deployment and utilization of telecommunications infrastructure to support innovation, create economic opportunities and build quality communities throughout Oregon.
Oregon has a world-class telecommunications infrastructure extending throughout the state. Multiple fiber optic backbone networks with diverse routing provide excellent network reliability and connectivity statewide.
In Oregon, telecommunications is recognized as a key component of infrastructure, along with roads, bridges, water systems and electric power. Oregon communities are served by a progressive group of telephone companies, cable companies, wireless companies and competitive access service providers offering an extensive mix of voice and data services. World-class optical fiber networks deliver reliable high capacity digital services throughout the state. Broadband Internet access is widely available for businesses and residents.
The Oregon Broadband Mapping Project has created an interactive map to provide broadband service information for Oregon counties, cities and addresses.
The Oregon Broadband Advisory Council was created in 2009 to develop and ensure the implementation of statewide broadband strategies.
Service providers can be found at the Public Utility Commisson's Web site.
American Institute for Economic Research examines best locations for manufacturing-based companies, Oregon ranks best in nation.