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Examining the Growth of Manufacturing Establishments in the Pacific Northwest

In three of the last four years, the number of national manufacturing establishments grew according to the U.S. Census Bureau County Business Patterns, which may be a surprising but welcomed trend. As NIST MEP regional managers, we examined this trend as it related to the Pacific Northwest region and in…

2017 Portland State of Urban Manufacturing Survey

This important survey will help Portland State University to understand the challenges and opportunities confronting manufacturers in Portland, from small-scale entrepreneurs and makers to global-scale enterprises. The results of this survey will enable local officials to develop effective policies, programs and investments that support emerging and incumbent manufacturing businesses, in…

Is the Business Innovation Workshop for you?

If you’re an owner or president at a manufacturing company who wants to rise above the chaos of daily activities to stabilize and grow your business, come to this workshop. You will experience a shift in how you think about your business, and how you operate moving forward. It doesn’t…

The Number One Challenge for Oregon Employers

Recently the Oregon Talent Council (OTC) released their latest report on the manufacturing workforce landscape in our state. OMEP is proud to partner with the Oregon Talent council on several initiatives, including our Smart Talent program. Over the past two years the OTC has sought out the opinions and…

Product Recall: A Quick Guide for Manufacturers

This is a guest blog post by our valued sponsors at Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt. Jeff Eden and Katie Kelly are attorneys for Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt. They can be reached at jeden@schwabe.com or kkelly@schwabe.com.   It’s Monday morning and you receive a call from a…

SkillsUSA Oregon

SkillsUSA Oregon, is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure Oregon has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA is a national student organization that serves students enrolled in career and technical education training programs in high schools and colleges. SkillsUSA programs help to promote community service and establish…

4 Ways to Achieve Top Line Growth

For manufacturers business growth can be especially challenging. Aside from the big questions about HOW to actually grow the business, support considerations must be in place for success. For example, how do you build the infrastructure needed to support additional sales? How do you keep quality of production in place…

Are You one of Oregon’s 100 Best Manufacturers?

We’re proud of the clients we serve. When it comes to improving performance, creating living wage jobs for Oregonians, and building a profitable economy, Oregon manufacturers are some of the best in the nation. As an organization, OMEP frequently talks about the responsibility of company owners and leadership to make their manufacturing…

It’s Not Too Early To Think About Manufacturing Day 2017!

Every year, hundreds of Oregon manufacturers celebrate National Manufacturing Day on the first Friday in October – This year it’s Friday, October 6th.  It might seem early to be talking about an event in October, but we know how fast time can move. Every year, this incredible event seems to sneak…

State of Oregon Streamlines Little-Known Part-Time Unemployment Program

When faced with the prospect of layoffs, employers often feel overwhelmed or disempowered, completely at the whim of the marketplace. We recently became aware that the Oregon Employment Department has enhanced a program that provides an alternative to layoffs. The “Work Share” program allows part-time unemployment benefits to be…