Newly compiled data, going back to 2011, shows more than 187,000 Oregon jobs were bolstered by the U.S. Trans-Pacific Partnership with 11 countries.
Business Roundtable said Wednesday expanding economic ties with Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam are contributing to Oregon’s economic growth.
The 11 trade partners have a population of 482 million, or about 15 percent of global trade, said John Engler, Business Roundtable’s president.
In 2012, TTP countries received 48 percent of Oregon’s exported goods. The state exported about $4.3 billion worth of goods to Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Singapore — all bilateral U.S. free trade agreement partners — in 2012, accounting for roughly 26 percent of Oregon’s global exported goods.
Oregon exported about $1.4 billion worth of services to six FTA partner countries in 2011, or roughly 17 percent of its globally exported services.
Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Vietnam received $3.6 billion in Oregon exports in 2012 and $736 million in services in 2011, before they were part of the FTA.
Los Angeles Police Department is testing out two electric motorcycles: Brammo’s Empluse LE and another from eco-bike competitor Zero Motorcycles Inc., of Santa Cruz, Calif., to augment its Harley-Davidson and BMW bikes.
“Chief (Charlie) Beck has already asked me to look at new types of vehicles that could be green and could be of use in our fleet in the future,” Sgt. Dan Gomez, who heads the department’s Tactical Technology division, told the Los Angeles Daily News. “These are not to replace, but rather augment, the existing fleet.”
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