Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States. It is one of only 3 states of the contiguous Usa to have a coastline on the Pacific Ocean.
Oregon is one of the most geographically diverse states in the Usa, marked by volcanoes, abundant bodies of water, dense evergreen and mixed forests, as well as high deserts and semi-arid shrublands.
Because of its diverse landscapes and waterways, Oregon`s economy is largely powered by various forms of agriculture, fishing, and hydroelectric power.
Oregon is also the top timber producer of the contiguous United States, and the timber industry dominated the state`s economy in the 20th century.
Technology is another one of Oregon`s major economic forces.