Regional Economic Toolkit combines economic research, public opinion and policy roadmap



Regional Economic Toolkit combines economic research, public opinion and policy roadmap

This first edition of our greater Portland Regional Economic Toolkit represents hours of transparent process and collaboration by our members, as well as trusted research by regional experts on public opinion with DHM Research and economic data analysis by ECONorthwest.




Included in the toolkit you will find:
  • 2020 POLICY AGENDA
    This roadmap for advocacy, developed by our members, and rooted in common values of: Supporting commerce and prosperity for all; working toward a better climate future; keeping Portland moving; and everyone deserving a place to call home. Priority areas include: Central City; East Multnomah County; Economic Development/Small Business; Education; Federal; Housing/Homelessness; Parks & Public Safety; and Transportation Infrastructure.    
        
  • 2020 STATE OF THE ECONOMY
    Ten years after the Great Recession, our latest Value of Jobs report marks an unprecedented moment of record economic expansion as well as the indicators of what’s ahead and who’s at risk should another recession hit. 
     
  • HOUSING AFFORDABILITY – SPECIAL REPORT
    Despite historic economic expansion, our region has produced the fewest housing units over any 10-year period since World War II. Affordable housing is this decade’s unfinished business. Take a closer look at how and why in this special report.
     
  • PUBLIC OPINION
    The results of our annual public opinion poll show homelessness is a top concern and 1 in 4 voters are feeling worse off. Take a closer look at this survey designed to better understand the attitudes of voters throughout the region and their key concerns, jobs and the economy.
This year will be monumental with consequential elections and ballot initiatives from Washington, D.C. to Portland’s City Hall that will impact the future of our economy.

It is incumbent on businesses to advance the needs of our community. Policy makers rely on the Portland Business Alliance to understand what’s needed to grow a business, hire people and create family-wage jobs so this region can continue to prosper, and those who live here may continue to enjoy the quality of life that is the hallmark of our region.