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  • One quarter of Oregonís total manufacturing jobs in 2008 depended on exporting. Oregon manufacturers and their workers depend on foreign customers for one in four sales dollars.
  • During 2008, foreign companies in Oregon were responsible for some 44,300 jobs, onequarter of which were in the manufacturing sector.
  • With its deep-water marine terminals and international air service, the Portland- Vancouver region exported one-fifth of its economic output in 2008, ranking second among U.S. metro areas.
  • A number of studies show that workers at export-oriented firms in the U.S. earn between 9 and 18 percent more than their counterparts at non-export-oriented firms.
  • Most Oregon exporters are small- and medium-sized businesses. Eighty-eight percent of Oregonís exporting companies were small and medium enterprises as of 2008.
  • Free Trade Agreements benefit Oregon workers. Trade with the 17 countries covered by Free Trade Agreements is a growing portion of total trade, up 24 percent between 1996 and 2009.


DID YOU KNOW?

Intel employs more than 15,000 employees at its seven Hillsboro facilities. Two-thirds of their manufacturing is in the U.S. but two-thirds of Intelís revenue comes from outside the U.S.




BY THE NUMBERS:

470,000.

Number of Oregon jobs supported by international trade, including imports and exports.

268,000.

Number of jobs in the Portland-metro area supported by international trade.

113,000.

Number of Oregon jobs associated with exporting manufactured goods.

$15 billion.

Value of exports and imports of goods and services to the Portland region in 2008.

2nd.

Rank of Portland among all U.S. metro areas in terms of export value growth between 2003 and 2008.

12%.

Proportion of Oregonís Gross State Product that comes from exports, making Oregon 7th highest among all U.S. states in the value of exports as a percent of Gross State Product in 2008.

9th.

National ranking of Oregon in per capita value of exports in 2009.