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Introduction

"Why should a business invest in Oregon?"

Oregon state economic development professionals who are responsible for the attraction of business investment projects and providing site selection assistance to executives and their consultants were invited in April 2006 to provide an informative article on this simple topic.

We publish their point of view here for convenient reference.  This reflects their local market knowledge, project experience, and selective facts about their state business environment and the competitive business investment climate in their region as presented below.

Additional comments and research suggestions follow their article.

Who to contact for business investment projects in Oregon.

The article below about the competitive site selection advantages for business investment projects, and the support services provided as companies grow in Oregon, is from :

Ron Fox

Business Development Manager

Oregon Economic and Community Development Department

TEL 866-467-3466      e-mail : info@oregon4biz.com

www.oregon4biz.com

Oregon : News          for project announcements or other PR

Oregon Prospector : Buildings & sites - for commercial real estate searches

Local business clusters can also be researched through our Oregon directory of economic development agencies or other directories, including site selection consultants.

Similar articles are also available from other state economic development agencies.

See : The Long List : Why Invest In This Business Location?  and www.OnTheShortList.com

Please contact us for assistance with business expansion project plans anywhere.  Global Direct Investment Solutions is an independent service for executives and their advisors.  Tell us what you need to find for your project, and we will help you in confidence.

Our role is like a concierge who organizes market knowledge and an extensive network of contacts for quick, flexible, and private response to diverse needs through research and well-qualified referrals.

If you find this article or related content to be helpful, please let them know how you found it.  We also welcome comments and suggestions to improve such articles and our research work.

 

Relevant reciprocal links to this article or other content on this website are welcome.

The GUIDE content below reflects our own research work among local areas in the state.

We also make it easy to search the content of fDi magazine - published by FT Business of the Financial Times group.  Try fDi Links, or just pick their "radio button" in the custom Google site search box on the home page at www.OnTheShortList.com or on this website. We handle US advertising sales and related marketing work for fDi magazine.  Refer to our profile of fDI magazine for more information, including highlights of back issues and future editorial and event plans, and examples of past advertisers.

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Executive Summary : Why invest in Oregon?

Download WhyOR.pdf copy of this article - Choose Oregon - published May 5, 2006.

GUIDE content : GDI-Solutions

Now Is The Time To Bring Your Business To Oregon
 

Oregon offers your company a competitive advantage. By providing professional, confidential project assistance as well
as industry incentive packages, financing solutions and project-ready industrial sites, we help you take the next step in
growing your business.


• A stable, high-quality workforce.
• Reliable, abundant and cost-effective energy and telecom networks.
• One of the lowest workers’ compensation rates in the nation.
• No sales or business and occupation tax.
• Strategically located, Oregon ranks seventh in foreign exports per capita.
• Livable, clean communities, acclaimed cultural resources and abundant outdoor recreation.

Area Reports : Field Research

- none at this time

 

Area Profiles : Basic Research

- none at this time

 

Area Surveys : Local Summary

- none at this time

We believe we have the most competitive business climate in the Western U.S. with our zero sales tax, low energy costs
and low workers’ compensation premiums. Companies tell us they choose
 

Oregon for our forward-thinking, highly skilled workforce. But whatever a company needs, we have the
capacity and willingness to tailor a development package that will ensure success in Oregon.”

For a more complete presentation about investment in Oregon :

http://www.econ.state.or.us/oropp.pdf
 

Consultants, other professionals

- directories of professionals

- business location consultants

 

Available consultant reports

- none at this time

 

Ad Recall - state and local ads

- Oregon Ad Recall

 

Event Recall - places to meet

- BIO 2007, Boston www.bio.org

- CoreNet Global Summits - US

 

The above article was provided by :

Ted Werth
National Business Development Coordinator
Oregon Economic & Community Development
775 Summer Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-1280
TEL 503-986-0156

Please let him know if you found this article to be helpful, or if you have suggestions for improvement.

Tax information

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Governor - see US directory

Ted Kulongoski

www.governor.state.or.us

www.oregon.gov

 

Business Incentives

- Oregon incentives information

- Incentives research sources

- Incentives consultants

 

Existing Companies, Clusters

- Oregon : list of major employers

- Oregon companies

 

Sites, Buildings, Business Parks

- Oregon commercial property list

- CRE Search

- Featured properties - none

 

Science Parks and Incubators

- Technology parks directory

 

FTZ's - Foreign-Trade Zones

- FTZ directory

 

BRAC - military base closures

- BRAC directory

 

Rail, Ports, Airports

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Labor Market

Demographic and cost data

Utilities information

GIS map presentations

- Oregon Prospector

 

PR : Project Announcements

- Oregon : news, press releases

- US West Coast region projects

 

Tourism

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Residential Real Estate

- national directory of resources

 

 

Professional services directories

- Site selection, strategy

- Project management

- Corporate real estate

- Property developers

- Human resources

- Logistics

- Tax services

- Legal - international

- Utilities

Latest update to the above article : May 4, 2006   Oregon replied quickly to our request for such articles relative to other states. The above is GDI-Solutions content.
If quoting the above material, please cite the state organization and contact as the original source, and that it was found through www.gdi-solutions.com   For more local area information, refer to our Oregon directory of economic development agencies and chambers of commerce, or refer to our US West Coast Region directory for additional sources of information.

Questions or Comments?

Contact : Bruce Donnelly

TEL 847-304-4655 Chicago

This article was prepared by professionals who are responsible for the attraction of business investment projects to the state, such as for new offices, factories, distribution centers, etc.  These articles are not edited to reflect our own research, experience, or point of view, nor do we validate the assertions which they have made in the article, or make any warranty about such content.  We provide other content and links through our independent GUIDE research work. Please let us know if there are other topics which you would like these articles to cover, or if you feel that any updates or corrections are needed.  Comments based upon experience as an executive or professional service provider responsible for the planning of investment projects anywhere are welcome.  We also welcome other professional research reports which we can summarize and make available through links to relevant websites where they are published.
Our USA Search feature at www.OnTheShortList.com  can be used to selectively search the websites of US state economic development agencies as a convenient research tool. Similar research tools are the Area Search (areas within states), CRE Search (commercial real estate), Event Search (associations, trade shows), and Media Search (publications).
We also maintain many reference directories of economic development agencies, professional service provides, and topics of common interest for capital investment project planning.

This includes directories of project announcements, property listings, incentives information, labor market information, and many other resources to facilitate project plans.

Our Research directory provides links to many sources of information and data which may be helpful to executives for capital investment project plans and quick reference in general.

The focus of our work, however, is to provide personal response to business enquiries which are relevant to this field.  Please contact us for assistance with business expansion plans.

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