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 17,500 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 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 2013, Intel was named the “Most Admired Technology Company” in Oregon for the ninth 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 sixth time, as the “Most Philanthropic Company” in Oregon.
Intel in the Community
Intel donations in Oregon in 2013 totaled $7 million. The company is a proud supporter of Oregon education, with more than $2.3 million of donations going to schools and education programs.
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. This resulted in over 282,000 volunteer hours across Oregon in 2013. Intel employees and retirees provide additional support to the community through the annual Intel Community Giving Campaign.
The 2013 Oregon campaign generated $4.35 million in contributions from employees and retirees to local nonprofit organizations through United Way of the Columbia-Willamette. The Intel Foundation provides an additional contribution. United Way has recognized Intel with several campaign awards, including Largest Total Employee Giving Campaign, Largest Corporate Gift, and the Campaign Chair Award.