As the regional economy emerges from the Great Recession, businesses on Swan Island are leading the way. With its traded sector industries and family wage jobs, Swan Island brings money from all over the world into the region and distributes it to the broader community.
Some of the latest, notable developments are:
– Daimler Trucks North America announced a $150,000,000 project to expand its U.S. corporate headquarters on Swan Island. The new 265,000 square foot building will allow DTNA to merge employees currently located elsewhere and eventually accommodate approximately 400 new positions.
– UPS recently expanded its regional hub, shipping record volumes around the world and increasing employment up to almost 2,000.
– Daimler’s Western Star Truck Manufacturing plant and its 1,000 employees continue to churn out the big Western Star trucks for the whole Pacific Rim.
– Vigor Industrial, currently owner of all the major shipyards in the Northwest, will be moving the nation’s largest new dry dock onsite within the year that will enable it to bid on ever larger ship repair and construction contracts.
– Adidas America’s rising employment at its North American headquarters overlooking Swan Island now approaches 1,000.
And these are just the big guys. Stagecraft Industries is selling sound stages to Asia; Stack Metallurgical is treating parts for Leatherman Tools and Precision Castparts; Kroger Swan Island Dairy is shipping yogurt and other milk products to its stores throughout the Northwest and Alaska; and Portland Community College just broke ground on a new Swan Island Training Center in time for its doors to open in fall 2014.
The list goes on…
The Swan Island Business Association is confident that Swan Island has the infrastructure in place to accommodate 15,000 jobs by the end of the decade. There is a future here for you. Join us!