About the Report

The data and analysis in the 2011 report were compiled by ECONorthwest for the Value of Jobs Coalition which includes the Portland Business Alliance, Associated Oregon Industries, Oregon Business Association, Oregon Business Council and Port of Portland. This report was written by the Portland Business Alliance and reviewed by ECONorthwest. It is one of a number of studies authored by the Value of Jobs Coalition examining the regionís current and historical economic performance. The objectives of the report are to identify key factors impacting employment, wages and incomes, highlight areas where the Portland-metro economy under-perform relative to various benchmarks; and begin a conversation with public and private leaders to define strategies to spur the economic growth.