UAS / UAV Industry in Oregon – Where Technology Meets Opportunity
With a deep foundation in aviation, a dynamic entrepreneurial culture, and three new FAA approved test ranges, Oregon continues to be fertile ground for industry innovation.
Pioneering UAS companies like Garmin, FLIR Systems, Insitu and NW UAV already anchor the state’s UAV cluster, which includes over 100 UAS firms and related manufacturing. Today, new product and program developers are choosing to test technologies and headquarter their ventures here – with support from a critical mass of experienced engineers, designers, and manufacturers.
In Oregon, UAV/S startups are partnering with mobile software, high tech imaging and micro-device development firms, as well as tapping the expertise of the state’s aviation and advanced manufacturing sectors. This optimal industry alignment has investors taking notice. Their investments are funding Oregon companies and they are paying close attention to the evolution of the unmanned aviation industry.
In addition, this momentum has spurred creative collaborations between private companies, state universities, and state and local economic development organizations to ensure the industry will continue to build the skilled workforce and resources it needs to grow.