If you were king or queen, and had either your own millions or control of the state treasury, where would you put the money for maximum economic impact? We asked that very question, and 606 business leaders put most of their eggs in the manufacturing basket. Many other traditional sectors followed in importance, though tourism was a surprisingly high pick. Fashion, sports, arts? This group sees them as marginal players, along with defense and aviation. The survey was conducted in early June by research partner CFM Strategic Communications.
If you were investing in Oregon's economic and business future, where would you put your money to bolster the state’s economy? We asked readers to choose up to four.
Forestry and wood products
Higher education/jobs training
Athletic and outdoor gear and apparel
Solar energy products and technology
Shipping and transportation services
Wind energy products and technology
Transportation equipment manufacturing