State Senator Chris Telfer would like to see more manufacturing jobs come to Oregon. She's working on a Bill this session that would carve out larger industrial lots that could attract anything from green energy to other large manufacturing companies. She says right now the state lacking those large industrial lots. “Manufacturing is where a lot of the good paying jobs are. 20 years ago we had 109,000 manufacturing jobs- 20 later we still only have about 109,000 manufacturing jobs; and I think some of that's why we're constantly losing ground on what we're earning here in the State of Oregon compared to the national average." She says in this economy we need to still preserve the beauty of the State while also creating better opportunities for new businesses to locate here.