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Regional Top 50 Traded-Sector Employers - 2014

The Greater Portland region serves as a launching pad for some of the country’s most innovative and forward-thinking brands in the U.S. From athletic and outdoor apparel giants Nike, Columbia Sportswear, adidas and Under Armour to technology pioneers like Intel to clean tech companies like Vestas, Lucid Energy and SolarWorld USA, these companies are attracted to the region’s educated, talented and innovative workforce, as well as to the low cost of business and quality of place, which is like no other region in the U.S.


Ranked by Employment
Company Name City Industry
1 Intel Hillsboro Computer & Electronics
2 NIKE, Inc. Unincorporated WA County / Beaverton Athletic & Outdoor
3 Daimler Trucks North America LLC Portland Metals
4 Precision Castparts Corp. Portland Metals
5 Boeing Gresham Metals
6 Columbia Sportswear Company Unincorporated WA County / Portland / Lake Oswego Athletic & Outdoor
7 Northwest Pipe Company Vancouver Metals
8 Mentor Graphics Wilsonville Software & IT
9 Tektronix, Inc. Unincorporated WA County / Beaverton Computer & Electronics
10 Xerox Wilsonville Computer & Electronics
11 WaferTech, LLC (A TSMC Co) Camas Computer & Electronics
12 Consolidated Metco, Inc. Vancouver Metals
13 Greenbrier (inc. Gunderson) Lake Oswego / Portland Metals
14 Blount International, Inc. Milwaukie Metals
15 A-dec Newberg Medical Products
16 Warn Industries, Inc. Unincorporated Clackamas County Metals
17 Qorvo Hillsboro Computer & Electronics
18 ESCO Corporation Portland Metals
19 Schnitzer Steel Portland Metals
20 adidas America, Inc. Portland Athletic & Outdoor
21 SEH America Inc. Vancouver Computer & Electronics
22 Via Systems Forest Grove Computer & Electronics
23 Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated Portland Metals
24 Lam Research Corporation Tualatin Computer & Electronics
25 Collins Cos. Portland Wood Products
26 Reser's Fine Food Beaverton / Hillsboro Food Processing
27 On Semiconductor Gresham Computer & Electronics
28 Evraz Inc. NA Portland Metals
29 IBM - Linus Technology Center Hillsboro Software & IT
30 Pacific Foods of Oregon, Inc. Tualatin Food Processing
31 SolarWorld Hillsboro Clean-Tech
32 Georgia Pacific LLC Camas Wood Products
33 Rockwell Collins Wilsonville Computer & Electronics
34 Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. Portland Athletic & Outdoor
35 Sysco Food Service Wilsonville Food Processing
36 Microchip Gresham Computer & Electronics
37 Huntair Inc. Tualatin Computer & Electronics
38 Precision Wire Components Tualatin Medical Products
39 nLIGHT Photonics Corporation Vancouver / Hillsboro Computer & Electronics
40 Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, Inc. McMinnville Metals
41 International Paper Beaverton / Hillsboro / Portland / Wilsonville Wood Products
42 FEI Hillsboro Computer & Electronics
43 Maxim Integrated Products Unicorporated WA County / Hillsboro Computer & Electronics
44 Columbia Machine, Inc. Vancouver Metals
45 TE Connectivity Wilsonville Computer & Electronics
46 Acumed Hillsboro Medical Products
47 Pella (Vinyl Northwest Inc.) Gresham Wood Products
48 Iberdrola Portland Clean-Tech
49 Applied Materials Hillsboro Computer & Electronics
50 Genentech Hillsboro Medical Products
51 Vigor Portland Metals
52 Wellons, Inc. Vancouver Wood Products

Please note: The Top 50 list includes regional traded sector companies. The financial services sector and the health services sector were not included on this list.

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