Designer Knives Pay Dividends to Clackamas Manufacturer
Benchmade Knife now employs 180 workers and exports its designed manufactured knives to customers in 40 countries.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. The Act is in response to a crisis that includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief and protect those in greatest need.
On February 5, 2009, Governor Ted Kulongoski singed "Go Oregon!" into law. This legislation authorizes sales of bonds to fund important capital projects at public facilities throughout Oregon.
Business Oregon, in partnership with other state agencies, is working to swiftly and efficiently deliver funding that creates jobs and improves communities across the state of Oregon.
The state tracks stimulus-funded projects and makes the information available through an interactive map. Business Oregon and the Infrastructure Finance Authority has projects listed in the "Community Service" section, linked at the top of the map.
Young, talented professionals are moving to Oregon at an increasing rate. Apparel designers, architects, advertising creatives and others look to Oregon for jobs and quality of life.