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 nearly 17,000 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 $25 billion. That amount will increase significantly with the the addition of Mod I and Mod II at D1X, the new development fabrication facility under construction through 2015, at the Ronler Acres Campus. Intel is the largest property taxpayer in Washington County, with payments of approximately $30 million a year.
In 2012, Intel was named the “Most Admired Technology Company” in Oregon for the eighth year in a row, based on a survey of 2,500 CEO’s and top-level managers throughout the state. In addition, Intel was recognized, for the fifth time, as the “Most Philanthropic Company” in Oregon.
Intel in the Community
Intel donations in Oregon in 2012 totaled $7.28 million.Through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program, the Intel Foundation extends the impact of employees’ volunteerism by donating cash to qualified schools and nonprofit organizations where Intel employees and retirees volunteer 20 hours or more in a year. Under this program, Intel donated $2 million in 2012. Intel also donated $2.4 million to Oregon schools in 2012, including $1.2 million to K-12 schools and $1.2 million to higher education.
Intel employees and retirees provide additional support to the community through the annual Intel Community Giving Campaign. The Intel Foundation provides an additional contribution in the U.S. The 2012 Oregon campaign generated $6.84 million in contributions to local nonprofit 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.
Oregon Quick Facts
- Employment: Approximately 16,700
- Capital Investment since 1974: Over $25 billion
- 2012 site payroll: $2.2 billion
- 2012 grants and donations in Oregon: $7,276,701
- 2012 United Way Campaign: $6,842,448