- In 2010, Portland-metro’s manufacturing sector produced $32.6 billion worth of output, which constitutes more than 26 percent of total regional output;
- The manufacturing sector is a gateway for workers from a variety of backgrounds to gain access to family-wage jobs and good benefits;
- Roughly 70 percent of all manufacturing firms in the region have fewer than 20 employees; and
- Portland-metro is home to a number of “tipping point” industries that positions the region well for possible growth in the future.
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