The landmass of Oregon is defined by two major rivers: the Columbia River to the north and the Snake River to the east. The state is the ninth largest in the United States, despite the fact that it less than half the size of Texas. Oregon was the 33rd state to be added to the Union in 1859. The landscape is incredibly diverse, with a beautiful Pacific coastline, mountainous cascading ranges, dense forests, deserts, shrublands, and Crater Lake,the deepest lake in the US. The state lead the US in the production of peppermint oil, Christmas trees, and lumber in general. Oregon generates massive amounts of hydroelectricity through dams, which facilitates steady development as a manufacturing state and leader in alternative energy. Oregon is a great environment to start or expand small businesses due to its environment and prospering economy.

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The culture of Oregon is a small business’s greatest asset. The buy local movement among Portland residents and Oregon at large is a boon to any growing business. Combined with a growing population and a healthy economy, you have a perfect cocktail for startup success.

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