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A child using a laptop at school October 2023

A message regarding the PPS strike from Chair Alando Simpson and President & CEO Andrew Hoan

This was a letter sent on October 30, 2023 to representatives of Portland Public Schools, the Portland Public Schools Board and Portland Association of Teachers.
September 2023

Chamber supports downtown business tax credit

Chamber testifies in support of a measure that would help spur economic development by giving businesses with at least 15 employees a Business License Tax Credit for signing a new or extending an existing lease in downtown.
September 2023

2023 State of Small Business

Portland's small business owners dream big, take risks, and make our city a uniquely creative and inspiring place. In recent years, Portland has experienced a surge in small business activity, with thousands of new enterprises taking root.
May 2023

Chamber backs living wage for homeless service workers

A letter to the Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties urges policies to increase wages for frontline nonprofit homelessness service workers.
February 2023

2023 State of the Economy & State of Downtown reports released

The report highlights: jobs recovery trends, continued population decline in Multnomah County, growing unaffordability, and a comparative tax analysis.
September 2021

Video Forum: Portland’s Tight Labor Market

It is no secret that Portland—and the country at-large—is struggling with a very tight labor market. As businesses attempt to rebound from the pandemic, there simply aren’t enough workers to […]
February 2021

2021 State of the Economy

This year’s report helps our community better understand the impacts of the pandemic, recession and true state of our economy as we chart a roadmap to economic recovery.
February 2018

2018 Economic Check-Up: Workforce and Investment Climate

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