About the Report

The 2010 report, compiled by ECONorthwest for the Portland Business Alliance, Associated Oregon Industries, Oregon Business Association, Oregon Business Council and Port of Portland is a comprehensive examination of the regionís economic performance over the past 40 years. It is a component of a larger project looking at the statewide economic performance of Oregon and Portland-metro compared to peer regions. The objectives of the report are to identify key differences between the Portland, Seattle, Denver and Minneapolis metro economies; examine why the Portland-metro economy under-performs relative to these peers; and begin a conversation with public and private leaders to define strategies to restore public service funding and spur economic growth.