On behalf of the Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Analysis Project (PNREAP) in partnership with the Rural Studies Program, Oregon State University, greetings and welcome to the Oregon Regional Economic Analysis Project. Using the interactive regional economic tools of analysis at your disposal on this website, we invite you to conduct your own research to examine and assess changing economic conditions and trends of your county or region of interest.
The Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Analysis Project (PNREAP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation organized to foster and further sound regional economic research, analysis, education, outreach and decision-making. By exploiting web-enabled technologies PNREAP endeavors to empower people to expedite the distillation, portrayal, analysis and interpretation of regional economic data.
The regional economic research tools and analytical techniques created by PNREAP offer users a portal to more quickly and efficiently explore, discover and understand our fluctuating, dynamic and ever-changing regional economies. PNREAP supports and collaborates with local and regional economic development, research, and educational institutions nationwide.
Oregon State University
The Rural Studies Program (RSP) at Oregon State University works with rural communities to improve their environmental, economic, social, and cultural well-being. RSP is a statewide, multi-disciplinary program that involves partners from other universities, governments, and the nonprofit sector to create new educational opportunities, applied and fundamental research, and outreach that address the needs of rural communities.
At your disposal are not only the 36 Oregon county and 6 metropolitan statistical area compilations of the data made available by BEA. To further enhance your investigation of the Oregon economy in a regional context, the data and analysis are assembled to differentiate eastern from western Oregon...metro from nonmetro, and to demarcate Oregon's 15 Workforce Regions as defined by the Department of Employment.
If your interests align with examining broader trends across the Oregon's regional landscape, apply the interactive diagnostics available at the "click of a mouse" and select from among an assortment of principal indicators of major importance:
Investigate a topic all too often overlooked relating to how the changing mix and role of property income, transfer payments, earned income, and their contributions to growth, have transformed the Oregon regional economy against the backdrop of changes nationwide.
The cornerstone of the Oregon Regional Economic Analysis Project is the annual data compiled by the Regional Income Division of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. Department of Commerce encompassing more than 4 decades−from 1969 to 2011.
To compare and assess Oregon's economy in contrast with other states of your choosing, enlist the use of the "Comparative Trends Analysis" in the United States Regional Economic Analysis Project