From agriculture to manufacturing, from retail to tourism, Albany is open for business. Rare metals manufacturing, agriculture, and secondary wood products comprise the backbone of the local economy.
Albany’s economic center is located in one of the 10 most productive agricultural areas of the world. The production, processing, and packaging of locally grown grass seeds, vegetable seeds, beans, corn, peas, strawberries and many other crops contribute significantly to the strength of the area’s economy. Area food processors include unique freeze-drying, meat smoking/drying operations and conventional freezing of vegetables.
Nearby, the Willamette National Forest and private forests, have fostered the natural development of a wood products industry. Pulp and paper production and secondary wood manufacturers are major employers in the area.
The area has historically served as the retail and trade center for the Willamette Valley. Albany’s revitalized historic downtown core serves as a regional financial and professional center, while several shopping areas and a regional mall attract retail dollars from throughout Linn and Benton counties.
The Linn County Fair and Expo Center, local attractions and recreational opportunities help make tourism an important contributor to the area’s economic health.
On the search for a job locally? Here are some links to our member organizations that can aid you in your search.
Albany Democrat-Herald – http://democratherald.com/app/jobs
All-Star Labor & Staffing – http://www.allstarlabor.com
Express Employment Professionals – http://www.expresspros.com
Selectemp Employment Service – http://www.selec-temp.com
WorkSource Oregon Employment Department – http://www.employment.oregon.gov
|COMPANY||PRODUCT||# OF EMP|
|Samaritan Health Services||Acute Care & Health Center||1030|
|Linn Benton Community College||Vocational & Higher Education||1050|
|Greater Albany Public Schools||Primary & Secondary Education||1035|
|Target Distribution Center||Retail Distribution Center||500|
|Linn County||County Government||700|
|Assurant Solutions||Call Center||300|
|OFD Foods||Freeze Dried Foods||400|
|City of Albany||City Government||402|
|National Frozen Foods||Frozen Fruits & Vegetables||210|
|Selmet||Metal Products & Metal Fabrication||505|
|Coastal Farm & Ranch||Retail||125|
|Golden West||Manufactured Housing||185|