March 3, 2024


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Economist says Lane County’s job outlook strong for the coming decade, but wages still lag Oregon, U.S.

Although Lane County recovers from the financial ravages of COVID-19, an analyst claims there is the two area for advancement and induce for optimism.

For the duration of the fifth once-a-year economic summit hosted by the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, Henry Fields gave an overview for the virtual viewers. Fields is an economist for Lane and Douglas counties.

On the additionally aspect, he said Lane County will incorporate 24,000 work more than the up coming ten many years. Leisure and hospitality will see the most important spike, just after getting on weighty punches in the course of the pandemic. Fields stated Eugene’s financial base is varied.


Henry Field’s presentation at the fifth financial summit hosted by the Eugene Chamber of Commerce.


A slide demonstrating wage information for Lane County, Oregon, and the U.S. as a complete.

“We have far more trade, transportation, utilities, much more govt, extra health care which is generally what would make up schooling and health products and services, and additional manufacturing than the U.S. as a complete,” explained Fields. “Which is a little something I sense like not most people is aware of. We have a lot a lot less experienced and enterprise services, that involves things like engineers, architects…”

On the flip facet, Fields mentioned that Lane County’s annual wages nevertheless trail the countrywide typical by $15,000.

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