ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

We Forge the Future

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Why Advanced Manufacturing?

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CLUSTER SNAPSHOT
Total Regional Employment (Q3 2012) 33,700
Average Annual Wages (Q3 2012) $62,145
Employment Growth (2010 - Q3 2012) 16%

Portland Advantages

Top PDC Initiatives

What is PDC doing? Why and How?
Enhance the regional manufacturing supply chain Enhancing the regional supply chain creates jobs, increases local wealth and reduces the impact of national economic downturns. We are using the Northwest Connectory buyer-supplier database to stimulate the regional supply chain on two fronts:

1. To build local industry knowledge of regional suppliers of products, parts and components.

2. To help large firms and government agencies such as wind power firms and the Department of Defense identify and purchase from suppliers in our region.
Share the cost of lean/efficiency improvements The Portland Development Commission partners with the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) to provide lean/efficiency enhancement consultations. OMEP consultations have helped manufacturers improve efficiencies by as much as 60%. PDC shares the cost of OMEP consultations with manufacturers 50-50, up to a maximum of $12,500. Contact Kevin Johnson at (503) 823-1176 for more information.

Resources & Publications

Advanced Manufacturing Resource Guide >
A listing of available resources and information to assist advanced manufacturing firms

Benchmark Study >
Focused on studying 29 other collaboratories located throughout the U.S. and other locations in the world to determine what elements of their structure, governance, operations and funding may be relevant to the research and development facility being pursued here in the Portland region.

Northwest Collaboratory for Sustainable Manufacturing Feasibility Study Report >
The goal of this Study was to assess the interests and needs of various stakeholders in the proposed Collaboratory, which is designed to bring together industry and educational institutions to support business and technological needs through research, experiential education, and workforce training and development. This study also provides relevant options for configuring, governing, and operating this Collaboratory.


 

CLUSTERS
CLEAN TECH
ATHLETIC & OUTDOOR
SOFTWARE
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
RESEARCH & COMMERCIALIZATION


Resource Guide

NEWS & EVENTS

NOTABLE REGIONAL FIRMS
  • Boeing
  • Precision Castparts Corp.
  • Daimler Trucks N.A.
  • ESCO Corporation
  • Oregon Iron Works
  • Blount Inc.
  • Gunderson Rail Services
  • Sapa Profiles
  • Columbia Steel Casting Co.
  • Evraz Inc.
  • NMHG Holding Corp.