The Lane County Sector Strategy Team has announced the launch of a cross-sector marketing campaign to support vital industries in Lane County. Based on local labor market data, the Technology, Food and Beverage, and Wood Products industries are being highlighted in the campaign which will run through September 2019.
Lane County is home to over 470 tech companies, with 62 successful new tech companies launched locally in the last five years, bringing over $304 million dollars in wages to the area. The industry’s local average annual wage is $74,279 – nearly double the average Lane County wage of $42,644. Employment growth at local tech companies is expected to be 23% over the next 10 years.
Lane County is home to over 167 food and beverage companies, employing 4,019 people, and bringing over $179 million dollars in wages to the area. The industry’s average annual wage of $44,659 is slightly higher than the average Lane County wage of $42,644. Employment growth is expected to be 20% over the next 10 years.
Wood Products Sector
Lane County is home to over 60 wood products manufacturing companies, employing over 8,000 people and bringing nearly $400 million in wages to the area. The industry’s average wage of $21.36 an hour is slightly higher than the average Lane County wage of $20.51 an hour.
The campaign, taking place inside the Eugene Airport will feature column posters, ceiling banners, and logo representation at baggage claim monitors. The Eugene Airport is in many ways the “front door” to Eugene, Springfield, and Lane County and marketing inside the Eugene Airport will create over 1 million impressions from travelers and greeters.
About the Lane County Sector Strategy Team
The Lane County Sector Strategy Team, facilitated by Lane Workforce Partnership, is a group of regional workforce development, education, economic development, and local city administration and business champions that responds to the needs and opportunities of our region’s most critical industries. The Lane County Sector Strategy Team focuses on more than just workforce issues and as a result, combined efforts often tackle infrastructure needs, community development opportunities, and economic development initiatives, in addition to short- and long-term education requirements.
For more information on the campaign, please contact Ashley Espinoza with Lane Workforce Partnership. Telephone: (541) 913-2284; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on job opportunities within the identified sectors, please visit WorkSource Lane.