Monday, July 6, 2009

Portland City Council Will Vote on 5-Year Economic Development Strategy

The Portland Development Commission has spearheaded the drafting of a 5-year Economic Development Strategy that outlines a roadmap to create 10,000 net new jobs and build the most sustainable economy in the world. Worksystems has been a strong supporter and partner in the effort.

The strategy will be presented for adoption by the Portland City Council on July 8th at 3:15 pm. We will be in attendance to show our support and hope that we are joined by other business, nonprofit, labor and academic leaders. This is an opportunity to push for a renewed commitment by the City to create jobs and economic opportunities for all Portlanders.

This strategy, if approved by Council, will be the city’s first adopted economic development strategy in 15 years, and will serve as the blueprint to guide the city and region out of the most significant economic decline in over sixty years. The plan strategically focuses on maximizing the competitive environment for businesses, spurring innovation and enhancing the vitality of our small business community.

We hope to see you at the City Council hearing.

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