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Governor Kitzhaber welcomes Asiana Airlines cargo service to Oregon (June 1, 2011)

Governor Kitzhaber welcomes Asiana Airlines cargo service to Oregon

June 1, 2011

We welcome Asiana to Oregon, and this is great news for the entire state and region.

In a world where business success is measured in seconds, this speedy new cargo service will help regional businesses be competitive in the global marketplace.

This new service is estimated to generate nearly $27 million annually in business activity and some 80 jobs.

A few facts about Oregon international business and trade:

--Oregon’s top 3 trading partners are in NE Asia—Japan, Korea and China will all be served by Asiana Cargo.

--Oregon is the 9th ranked state in the country in terms of export value per capita.

--More than 470,000 Oregon jobs are supported by international trade, including imports and exports.

Mr. Shin and Mr. Kim, we wish you and your colleagues at Asiana Cargo a prosperous venture and long-lasting relationship with Oregon.

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