Oracle (IW 500/38) announced on Tuesday that it will expand its production of data center servers and storage systems in Hillsboro, Oregon, rather than moving those jobs overseas.
“Oracle is pleased to announce plans to grow our manufacturing presence in Oregon,” said Luke Kowalski, Oracle vice president. “By moving production of our industry-leading systems and servers from Mexico to Oracle’s Hillsboro facility we’ll be able to meet customer demand while bringing new technology jobs to the state of Oregon.”
The move will create 130 new jobs as well as preserve 300 existing positions.
The company said it will use $1.4 million in loans from the state of Oregon.
“I want to recognize Oracle’s decision to expand in the United States rather than overseas, just the latest example of an industry leader choosing to ‘onshore’ in our state,” said Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber. “This is further proof of Oregon’s competitiveness in the global economy and a recognition that Oregon workers are second to none in their skills and training.”
The State of Oregon is awarding Oracle a forgivable loan of $750,000 from the Strategic Reserve Fund and $649,000 from the Business Expansion Program for their Hillsboro expansion.
Oracle currently operates several facilities in Oregon, employing hundreds of people across the state.