PDX Index: Google Oregon

By Eric Blokland July 15, 2010 Published in the August 2010 issue of Portland Monthly

$512 million

Google’s 2009 economic impact in Oregon, according to a May report by Google

$14.1 billion

Google’s impact in California, where it’s headquartered


Place earned by Team Google One in the corporate men’s open division of the 2009 Hood to Coast relay race

1, 5 & 6

Places of Nike’s three teams in the same category


Percent of marketing budget Portland’s Clive Coffee company spends on Google AdWords

$1.3 million

Amount of in-kind advertising Google granted to 80 Oregon nonprofits in 2009


Average percent that home prices rose in The Dalles in the six months following Google’s 2005 announcement that it would build a $600 million data center there


Number of years Google was granted tax-free status in The Dalles, beginning in 2008


Factor by which local Internet speed could increase if Google chooses Portland for its super-fast fiber-optics pilot project

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