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Abstract During 2007, a needs assessment of the Oregon forest products industry was conducted. Two hundred and eighty-eight responses were compared to 441 responses from a 1995 survey of the educational needs of Oregon forest products firms. Identifying New Markets ranked #1 for both surveys, while Product Pricing ranked #4 in 1995 and #2 in 2007 and Strategic Market Planning ranked #11 in 1995 and #3 in 2007. For those companies with 20 to 100 employees, however, Competitive Positioning and Lean Manufacturing ranked #1 and #2, respectively. For companies with more than 100 employees, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Quality Regulations and Safety Regulations ranked #1 and #2, respectively.