Columbia County's economy is diverse, with particular strengths in general manufacturing, timber and paper products, logistics, and general aviation. For more information on Columbia County's economic composition, contact the Columbia County Economic Team at 503/410-1061.
Top Private Employers (2010)
Manufacturing operations make up nine out of fourteen top private employers in Columbia County--owing to the logistics and workforce advantages of doing business here. With exceptional industrial land offerings throughout Columbia County, our expectation is that manufacturing will eventually constitute a larger share of this list.
Business Establishments by Size
Like most of Oregon, and the United States, small businesses constitute the vast majority of enterprises based in Columbia County.
Employment, Non-farm (2010)
Total Payroll by Industry ($1000s)
Average Wage by Industry (2010)
Wages for employees of Columbia County businesses trail those in other parts of Oregon.