Oregon’s aerospace and defense industry is a competitive segment of advanced manufacturing and is gaining national market share. Aerospace product and parts manufacturers expanded exports out of the state by over 31 percent, with 2021 exports approaching $637 million.
Significant employers in the aerospace, aviation, and defense sector include Boeing and Erickson Air Crane; the search and detection sector has significant employers such as Garmin, Precision Castparts and Teledyne FLIR; and uncrewed aerial vehicles manufacturers like Insitu. Oregon boasts several FAA-approved UAV test ranges throughout the state.
Oregon has long been an innovator in metals manufacturing, developing more competitive, innovative products for end user goods. Using titanium and other metals, our manufacturers are internationally recognized for producing world-class precision parts and components for the aerospace, aviation, and defense industries.
Oregon is known for:
- Advanced metals manufacturers
- The use of titanium in aerospace parts
- Heavy lift helicopters
- Drone components, including software
- Aircraft designs and kit aircraft
Oregon offers a skilled workforce, competitive business costs, affordable energy, and access to water. Centrally located between California and Washington, Oregon’s West Coast location and easy access to the Pacific Rim make it an ideal location for doing business both domestically and abroad.
Business Oregon, the state economic development agency, invests in Oregon businesses, communities, and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse, and inclusive economy. The agency stands ready to help businesses of all sizes expand in Oregon. For those looking to locate in Oregon, we offer a variety of business incentives, site selection tools, and we are ready to connect you with supply chain manufacturers and partners. For those already located in Oregon, we offer export assistance to help you expand your business to new markets, with Business Oregon’s suite of programs and funding opportunities.
To learn more about Business Oregon, visit: https://www.oregon.gov/biz/pages/default.aspx
You can also find our Global Trade team at these upcoming events:
- Singapore Airshow 2024, February 2024
- Xponential 2024, Los Angeles, April 2024
- International Aerospace Week, Montreal, May 2024
- World Trade Week, Oregon, May 2024
If you are interested in attending these events with the state of Oregon, please contact Alexa Byers at email@example.com. For businesses with fewer than 500 full time employees, grant funding may be available to cover the cost of attendance.