Oregon – who’d a thunk it?

You know the top reponse that people give me when I ask them why major manufacturing companies don’t locate in New Brunswick is we are too far from major markets.

Funny. Oregon is 1,000 miles from LA, 1,400 from Phoenix, over 2,000 from Chicago and that state led the U.S. for manufacturing growth last year with 6,000 net new manufacturing jobs.

Oregon is twice as far from the North American population as is New Brunswick.

Oregon, New Mexico, Wyoming. All growing strongly. All in the boondocks.

New Brunswick in the boondocks and shrinking.

Better find a better excuse.