Intel Anchors Oregon’s Economy
Intel’s operations in Oregon stretch across six campuses west of Portland in Washington County. The campuses comprise Intel’s largest and most comprehensive site in the world—a global center of semiconductor research and manufacturing and the anchor of Oregon’s economy. The company has approximately 16,000 employees in Oregon, making it the state’s largest private employer.
Since 1974, when Intel acquired its first property in Oregon, the company’s capital investments in the state have topped $20 billion. That amount will increase significantly with the early 2013 completion of a new development fabrication facility, D1X, at the Ronler Acres Campus. Intel is the largest property taxpayer in Washington County, with payments of approximately $28 million a year.
In 2011, Intel was named the “Most Admired Technology Company” in Oregon for the seventh year in a row, based on a survey of 2,500 CEO’s and top-level managers throughout the state. In addition, Intel’s Tri-Gate Transistor, developed in Oregon, was named the “Most Innovative Product” of the year and Intel was recognized, for the fourth time, as the “Most Philanthropic Company” in Oregon.
Intel in the Community
Intel donations in Oregon in 2011 totaled $6.8 million, including $2.3 million to Oregon schools, with $1.5 million going to K-12 schools and $820,000 to higher education
Intel employees and retirees provided additional support to the community in 2011 through the Intel Community Giving Campaign. The Intel Foundation matches employee campaign gifts, up to $9 million, in the U.S. The 2011 campaign in Oregon generated $7.24 million in contributions to local non-profit organizations through United Way of the Columbia-Willamette. United Way has recognized Intel with several campaign awards, including Largest Total Employee Giving Campaign, Largest Corporate Gift, and the Campaign Chair Award.
Imagine what Oregon would be like without all the selfless volunteers who step up to make a difference in our communities. At Intel, employees who volunteer can make a real difference in more ways than one. On June 5, 2012, Intel announced $2.2 million in grants to 870 Oregon schools and community groups based on volunteerism by Intel employees during 2011. The grants are from the Intel Involved Matching Grant program under which the Intel Foundation makes a $10 donation for every hour employees volunteer in the community, with a minimum of 20 hours of volunteerism necessary to generate a grant. In 2011, Intel employees in Oregon reported volunteering thousands of hours at local schools and non-profit community groups, such as the Oregon Food Bank, Mercy Corps, Boys & Girls Clubs and the Small Gestures program. Learn more about the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program.
Oregon Quick Facts
- Employment: 17,124
- Capital Investment since 1974: Over $20 billion
- 2011 site payroll: $2.2 billion
- 2011 contributions to United Way: $7.24 million