Oregon State, tech firms drive Benton County's economic success

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Benton County economy 2012
Benton County Courthouse in Corvallis, Ore. Firms like Polycom are part of Benton County's economic secret: at 6.5 percent, the unemployment rate is the lowest in the state. Oregon has a whole has 8.9 percent unemployment; the average for the entire U.S. stands at 8.1 percent.