Bynum Leads Semiconductor Effort in Oregon

Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship

As the one year anniversary of the federal CHIPS and Science Act approaches, communities across the United States are seeing the results of tangible investments in their technology and manufacturing sectors. Perhaps no state is feeling the effects of this legislation more than Oregon, where NewDEAL Leader Representative Janelle Bynum recently led a successful effort to pass the Oregon CHIPS Act, legislation that complements the federal incentives by providing semiconductor companies with state funding and loans to expand in Oregon. Her bill also includes support for university research and land development projects. Semiconductor companies, such as Analog Devices in Beaverton, are expanding their operations in the state, further cementing Oregon’s status as a hotbed for the industry.