Thank You, Oregon Manufacturers!

This holiday season, we are grateful for those who make, manufacture, and create

We’re grateful for you, Oregon manufacturers. You keep the economy moving forward by creating quality products and employing thousands of Oregonians with living-wage jobs.

From the farmers who cultivate nutritious food, the businesses who process that food, and the companies who package and transport those goods to grocery stores and consumers – Thanksgiving celebrations would not be the same without you.

Seth Godin sums it up nicely:

Wherever you are, you could celebrate Thanksgiving today.

Not the Thanksgiving of a bountiful harvest before the long winter, the holiday of pilgrims and pie. That’s a holiday of scarcity averted. I’m imagining something else…

A modern Thanksgiving would celebrate two things:

The people in our lives who give us the support and love we need to make a difference, and…

The opportunity to build something bigger than ourselves, something worth contributing. The ability to make connections, to lend a hand, to invent and create.

There are more of both now than there have ever been before. For me, for you, for just about all of us…. thanks for doing the work, work that matters.

This holiday, we want to thank you for building on the legacy of curiosity and innovation to provide jobs to Oregonians and products to the world.

Happy Thanksgiving, and cheers to you!