Manufacturing is the engine that powers our region's economic vitality. It provides jobs, innovation and spurs productivity- giving our region an edge in the competitive global economy.
Health care has the strongest employment growth of any industry in the Portland Metro Area and because it offers many pathways to living wage jobs for lower skilled job seekers.
The local technology industry, as defined by the sub-industries Computer Systems Design, Software Publishers, and Data Processing/Hosting, is projected to grow by 14%+ over the next five years, and is expected to add nearly 5,000 new jobs.
Oregon is second nationally in clean energy technology, policy and investment. With over 31,000 clean tech jobs in the Portland region this industry cluster rapidly growing.