January 22, 2018 --
Three reasons to start a business in Oregon and three reasons to think twice
By Oregon Small Business Association Foundation
As the U.S. economy expands more Americans are thinking of starting their own business. Oregon can be a great place to start a business, but also has some challenges they may make a potential entrepreneur think twice about opening shop in the state. Three things that make Oregon a great place for business are the following.
1. Highly educated workforce. In the Portland area, almost half the adult population has a bachelor’s degree or higher. Across the U.S., less than one-third of adults have college degree. Oregon’s growing population is a rich source for customers and clients.
2. Strong start-up community. Oregon’s pioneer spirit extends to its DIY culture and a sense of energy to create an independent business. Just Google, “Oregon startup community,” and you’ll find pages of meetups, resources, and groups.
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