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Hillsboro is a Major Employment Center

Hillsboro is a major employment center within the Portland metropolitan area—and it’s a place where things are made. Hillsboro is home to over 13 percent of the state's total manufacturing jobs.

Hillsboro Top Employers

 Company  Employees

Intel

20,000

Kaiser Permanente
2,405

Nike

1,850

Wells Fargo

1,800

Qorvo  1,085
Amazon 820
First Tech Credit Union 745
Genentech  600 
Tokyo Electron America
600
Standard Insurance
550
ASML US Inc

530

Applied Materials

500

Jireh Semiconductor 481
 Oregon National Primate Research Center 380 

Key Industries:

Computers & Electronics (Semiconductor, Microelectronics, etc.)

The state of Oregon has the fourth-highest concentration of computer and electronics companies in the U.S., and Intel tops the list of employers in Hillsboro, with 20,000 employees across its three Hillsboro campuses. In all, there are more than 27,000 jobs in Hillsboro focused on computer and electronics Intel Ronler Acres Imagemanufacturing, earning the city its nickname “The Silicon Forest.”

View the Semiconductor Cluster Interactive Map to learn more about the strength of the semiconductor supply chain in Hillsboro.

Key employers include:

  • Applied Materials
  • Epson 
  • Intel
  • Qorvo
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Tokyo Electron America    

Communications, Software, IT, and Data Centers

With access to a highly-educated workforce, Hillsboro also attracts companies providing products and services related to the communication and information technology industries. From startups to tech giants, software and media firms are contributing to one of the fastest growing industries in the City and region.

Key employers include:

  • Adobe
  • Flexential
  • McAfee
  • NTT Global
  • Nvidia
  • Salesforce
  • Synopsys
  • VMware Carbon Black

Advanced Manufacturing

Hillsboro has a highly-skilled workforce within general to advanced manufacturing operations. And advanced manufacturing in Hillsboro is growing at a higher rate than U.S. manufacturing overall.

Key employers include:

  • AMMCON
  • Cascade Systems
  • Columbia Industries
  • Dynic USA
  • Davis Tool
  • Ornelas Enterprises

Bioscience and Medical Devices

Hillsboro’s bioscience and medical device companies employ thousands of people in the areas of advanced materials, software systems, precision manufacturing, and health research. These organizations often work in partnership with regional medical facilities including Oregon Health & Science University, Kaiser Permanente and Tuality Healthcare.

GNE exterior imageKey employers include:

  • Acumed
  • Acute Innovations
  • Forest Dental Products
  • Genentech
  • Oregon National Primate Research Center