- Published on Monday, 09 July 2012 12:49
- Written by Super User
Oregon Live reports that The Portland area’s manufacturing sector is a bright spot for the slowly recovering economy. Nearly 20 percent of the state's gross state product comes from manufacturing, making it second only to Indiana in the economic influence of manufacturing, said Chris Scherer, executive director of the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a private non-profit consulting group.
The state, especially the Portland area, is particularly strong in metals fabrication and machining work, he said. Firms that cut, bend and weld steel for other industrial uses have found plenty of work.