Study shows Comcast has half billion dollar economic impact
According to an ECONorthwest study, Comcast's business operations generated $528 million in annual economic impact and directly supported 1,914 jobs in Oregon, as well as 1,221 jobs created indirectly.
Labor income accounted for $192 million dollars with Comcast employees averaging a total compensation of $57,200 per year.
Construction spending supported an additional 1,072 jobs, with a labor income of $54.7 million.
Other sources of economic support include Comcast's business purchases, charitable contributions, and capital spending.
"We employ nearly 2,000 Oregonians, providing living wage jobs for their families as well as a vital service that connects individuals and businesses throughout the Willamette Valley," said Rodrigo Lopez, Comcast's Regional Senior Vice-President for Oregon/SW Washington. "We're proud of the investment Comcast has made in the state, adding more than $500 million to the Oregon economy in 2016 alone, and we plan to continue investing and growing here."
Comcast Oregon/SW Washington is also celebrating more than $3.5 million in financial contributions and gift-in-kind donations, as well as the thousands of volunteer hours its almost 2,000 employees provided in the region.
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