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April 2024

Chamber hosts 3rd Congressional District Debate

Oregon's 3rd District Representative candidates, vying to replace Congressman Earl Blumenauer, will debate at the Chamber's April Breakfast Forum. Moderated by KOIN 6 News' Ken Boddie, the lineup includes State Rep. Maxine Dexter, former Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal, Gresham City Councilor Eddy Morales, and Rational Unicorn Legal Services CEO Michael Jonas. A live stream and recording are provided by KOIN 6 News.
April 2024

The Chamber joins nationwide effort for extension of Affordable Connectivity Program

The Portland Metro Chamber stands alongside other chambers of commerce and business organizations across the country in urging Congress to support the Affordable Connectivity Program Extension Act.
River view of the Fremont Bridge across the Willamette. February 2024

Chamber releases poll showing voters are concerned about quality of life

From December 13 to December 19, 2023, DHM Research conducted a hybrid survey of 500 registered voters in the tri-county area.
February 2024

Chamber unveils 2024 Policy Agenda

Over the past five years, Portland has faced a cascading series of crises that have measurably damaged our city’s reputation and spurred the realization that the condition on the streets is simply not consistent with Portland’s values.
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.
April 2023

2023 Portland & Seattle Washington D.C. Fly-In

This year’s Washington D.C. fly-in was in partnership with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. The Portland Metro Chamber were joined by long-standing partners Oregon Business & Industry and Oregon […]