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Thursday, July 31, 2014

The state's share of the nation's exports has fallen from 1.5% in 2008 to 1.2% in 2013.

The state's exports overall, adjusted for inflation have fallen 12.5 percent in that five-year period.

The changes can largely be traced to Oregon's computer hardware sector, said Christopher Thornberg, a founding partner at the economics firm. Intel, in particular, saw its exports level off. 

"They haven't collapsed, but they stopped growing," Thornberg said. 

Read more at OregonLive.com

 

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