The Portland Business Alliance is the region’s voice for business, advocating for its members at all levels of government. Through its advocacy efforts, the Alliance supports private-sector job creation and retention, improvements in the region’s educational attainment and a variety of other issues that affect our community’s economic health and prosperity.
The Alliance's advocacy work is focused on initiatives concerning education, tax reform, industrial land supply, small business issues and downtown vitality.
The Alliance's political activity work includes an annual policy trip to Washington, D.C. where member business leaders meet with Oregon and SW Washington congressional delegations and representatives of the administration, and Alliance board of directors' endorsements.
The Alliance works with the Pacific Northwest International Trade Association (PNITA) in supporting the region's international trade activity.
The Alliance manages the Value of Jobs initiative, an effort that supports the growth of private-sector jobs. The Value of Jobs coalition works towards this goal through economic research, communications activities and outreach to elected officials and candidates for office.