Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Businesses and Employment at Oregon's Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries

This week's Around the State business announcements include several new businesses in a variety of industries:
  • Foundation Wellness Center, a chiropractic clinic, opened in Tillamook. Headlight-Herald, 7/31/2013
  • Consumer Cellular plans to add 110 workers at its call center in Redmond by the end of the year. The Oregonian, 8/13/2013
  • Lytics, a Portland startup that helps businesses analyze information about their customers, plans to add six workers. The Oregonian, 8/9/2013
  • Vul Coffee Roasters will open in Salem. Statesman Journal, 8/4/2013
  • Construction will begin soon on a 99-room Hampton Inn and Suites at the former Evergreen Airport in Vancouver. The Columbian, 8/7/2013
  • Two barbecue restaurants, Sundown Grill and Bar-B-Q and Dickey's Barbecue Pit, will open in Pendleton. East Oregonian, 7/26/2013
Included in the announcements are a couple breweries:
  • Oblivion Brewing Company will open in Bend this month, and Juniper Brewing Company will open in Redmond in January. The Bulletin, 8/11/2013
In more brewery-related news, The Oregonian published an article last week related to the impact that Oregon’s liquor and wine industry has on the state’s economy. Since we had similar figures handy, we decided to show employment and payroll in industries directly involved in making and distributing alcohol in Oregon. From fermentation to pouring, the industry employed 13,835 jobs with a total payroll of $359 million in 2012. Average pay ranged from $15,200 at drinking places to $48,900 at beer and ale wholesalers.

In addition to the industries listed above, there were another 650 jobs (annual average) at Oregon grape vineyards, 227 jobs at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, and additional jobs related to selling beer and wine in restaurants or at grocery and department stores.

Those looking for more information can enjoy one of the articles below:

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