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Southern Oregon and Northern California collectively have been called the “Land of Jefferson” because we prize individual liberty and freedom. As a location with a strong tradition in resource-based economies, Douglas County remains supportive of those who take risks to build economic opportunities for themselves and others. The political culture reflects the areas history and is strongly pro-business.

Douglas County is home to many successful businesses. The County has tremendous opportunities, particularly for businesses that seek large, well-served industrial sites; a highly-motivated workforce; and a relatively rural location with an unusual combination of outstanding natural, social, and business infrastructure, all in a very cost-competitive location with good transportation options

The County hosts many home-grown business that export their products and services throughout the nation and the world, and a number of businesses that have moved here, attracted by the tremendous combination of a supportive business environment and incredible natural amenities. 

The County’s legacy as a center for wood product manufacturing has allowed the development of a culture that values hard work, including production occupations, and allowed for the development of environment that supports world-class manufacturing:

Roseburg Forest Products, head-quartered in Douglas County, employs nearly two thousand Douglas County residents in some of the most sophisticated engineered wood products-producing facilities in the world. Even as RFP expands with acquisitions in the southeast U.S., it continues to invest tens of millions in production facilities here in Douglas County.

Mercy Medical Center rated as one of the best hospitals in Southwestern Oregon. 

Demographics       

The majority of County’s 108,000 residents lives within 5 miles of Interstate 5. Currently, our region has higher than the average statewide unemployment levels and has a highly-motivated workforce interested in securing family wage jobs. Residents who live here are committed to Douglas County and can form the back-bone of a very stable workforce.

More Data

Douglas County Economic Indicators (OLMIS – Labor/Workforce Data)

Oregon Community Profiles (Business – Business Establishments, Industry Information)

Listed below are the top  2016 DC Top 10 Employers and some additional Companies

1. Roseburg Forest Products

Human Resources

2016   2015 2014 2013   2012 2011   2010    Union Sector
1,794  1,885 1,890 1,800 1,757 1,936 1,939   Yes Wood Products/Mfg/Plywood/Veneer

 

2. CHI – Mercy Health – Roseburg  

Human Resources

2016   2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010    Union  Sector
1080   1,092 1,033 1,124 1,139 1,064 1,100   Yes Hospital/Medical Health Care

 

3. Seven Feathers Hotel, Casino Resort and Umpqua Indian Development Corp

Tribal Career Development Department

 2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011 2010    Union Sector
 635 606 691 650 767 769 735   No Resort & Casino

 

4. First Call Resolution 

 Human Resources

2016   2015  2014  2013  2012  2011 2010   Union Sector
537  424 335 308 300 250 276   No Business Call Center

 

 5. Swanson Group

Human Resources

 2016 2015 2014  2013 2012 2011 2010   Union  Sector
 438 682 527  475 450 292  324  No  Wood Products/Lumber mfg

 

6. TMS Call Center  

Human Resources

2016   2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010    Union  Sector
360 615 619 562 349 221 225   No Business Services/Call Center

 

7. Umpqua Bank – Roseburg

Human Resources

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010   Union Sector
239 331 299 294 310 286 N/A   No Commercial Banking/Financial Institution

 

8. Orenco Systems

Human Resources

 2016 2015  2014 2013 2012 2011 2010   Union Sector
 236 266 243 250 257 232 190   No Sewage Disposal Systems/Waste Water Solutions

 

9. Umpqua Dairy 

Human Resources 

 2016  2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010   Union Sector
229 138 139 142 149 157 165   No Mfg Dairy Products

 

10. A&M Transport, Inc.  

Human Resources

 2016 2015  2014 2013 2012 2011 2010   Union Sector
200  200 200-215 220-215 215 N/A N/A   No Trucking/Transportation

 

The following businesses employ under 200 to 100 employees

                                     Douglas County Forest Products   2016   2015  2014 2013  2012   2011 2010     Union Sector

Human Resources

 170 160 160 160 150 150 150   No Wood Products/Lumber

 

Caddock Electronics 2016  2015  2014 2013 2012 2011 2010   Union    Sector
 Human Resources 125-175  125-175 125-175 125-175 125-175 125-175 125-175    No Mfg/Design Electronic Equipment

 

Ingram Book Company 2016  2015  2014 2013 2012 2011 2010   Union    Sector
 Human Resources 138 130 119 117 127 170 171    No Book Wholesale Distribution

 

 FCC Commercial Furniture 2016   2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010   Union  Sector
Human Resources  114  113 158 158 140 119 120   No Furniture/Fixture mfg

 

Please Note: Additional employers were contacted in Douglas County, but due to corporate policies were unable to supply actual employee numbers or employment information.