Monday, December 16, 2013

Out With the Timber and in with the Tech: The New Oregon Economy

Both the Portland Business Journal and The Oregonian have had great coverage recently about reports provided by the Technology Association of Oregon and the Oregon Business Council on changes to Oregon's economy. Over the past 30 years we've shifted from Timber to Tech.

Portland is now among the top 10 cities in terms of information communications and technology jobs. These jobs pay a range of $90,000-$120,000 with an average wage of $105,000.

The Oregonian has a cool infographic on their page here (note: it takes a little while to load).

Read the Business Journal's story here.

The biggest worry for these high paying companies? Lack of skilled workers for all the jobs they have to offer.