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2013 International Trade & the Portland Harbor's Impact Study

This report is a compiliation of several studies produced for the Value of Jobs Coalition to track and understand the opportunities and challenges in the Portland-metro region’s economy. Included in this report are three inter-related studies about international trade, the Portland Harbor’s economic impact and marine industrial businesses engaged in trade activity. The findings of each study show that with access to one of the best multimodal transportation hubs on the West Coast, Portland-metro and Oregon businesses continue to rely on, and reap huge benefits from, efficient connections to domestic and international markets. Read more

Greater Portland Global Trade and Investment Plan

Greater Portland Global – region’s Global the Trade and Investment Plan - draws on the region’s work in the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase, to integrate exports and foreign direct investment into one strategic plan that replaces the Greater Portland Export Initiative and escalates global engagement to realize a stronger regional economy.  The Plan recognizes Portland’s rich interaction between local innovation, exports, global excellence, and foreign direct investment as the foundation of a unique process that can propel small, innovative entrepreneurs and domestically–focused companies along a continuum to become companies with global presence. Read more

2010 International Trade Study

This report, compiled by The Trade Partnership for the Value of Jobs Coalition examines how international trade impacts job creation and the economy of Oregon and the Portland-metro area. As the analysis found, international trade is a significant net generator of jobs and income for Oregon workers. It is an area where Oregon and Portland have substantial competitive advantages relative to U.S. and international competitors. Read more

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