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Why does Oregon have the second fastest growing economy in the US?

According to the US Bureau of Economic Statistics, in 2011 Oregon's gross domestic product increased by 4.7%. The state was second only to North Dakota (7.6%), which is at the peak of an oil drilling boom. In Oregon, unemployment is falling, the state's credit rating is rising, and Oregon was ranked as "one of the friendliest toward business". Oregon has a Democratic governor a democratically controlled legislature, both US Senators are Democrats, and four out of five Democrats in the House of Congress. Portland is one of the most liberal cities in the country.

Asked By: wyldfyr - 12/6/2012
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"There has been significant job growth in companies that are coming through the ecosystem here, companies that are three or four years old, that now have 30 or 40 employees, and have 15 to 20 openings that they are unable to fill," she said. "They're looking for really specific job skills... More
Answered By: Jim - 12/6/2012
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Cause there are no minorities there
Answered By: Adam - 12/6/2012
 
I don't know. Why don't you tell us.
Answered By: Chuck - 12/6/2012
 
we grow great dope up here, that's why Thomas---the only part of the state not still in recession is Portland, dumbass
Answered By: Bill_the_Dog - 12/6/2012
 
its because many people in oregon work hard and own ranches. portland is the majority of their population and the scums that live there are very liberal.
Answered By: Thomas - 12/6/2012
 
I'd bet those Democrats are not far left loons like they have in California who believe they can spend the state into oblivion.
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Answered By: Texas Patriot - 12/6/2012
 
Magic 8ball™
Answered By: Jimmy - 12/6/2012
 
I live in Portland. Yay I bought house 6 months ago, and the value is already up about 25%.
Answered By: Erik - 12/6/2012
 
because liberal ideas are pro-growth ideas and cons pray every day that everyone just doesn't realize it... spending money on education is good... companies like smart people... they are more efficient, even if you have to pay them more...
Answered By: the night of the zombie g - 12/6/2012
 
Because they don't have any Republicans hindering Progress and Economic Growth.
Answered By: Tom - 12/6/2012
 
I like the clean water and abundant nature in OR I think I could move there. It is beautiful
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Answered By: Trumpet Warrior - 12/6/2012
 
It's really nice there, beautiful actually. I'd bet people want to move there businesses up there because because it's a nice place to live. Rains too much though.
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Answered By: Seabiscuit - 12/6/2012
 
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Answered By: Calvin from Alabama - 12/6/2012
 
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