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February 2024

2024 State of the Economy

This report offers some modest improvements over last year’s checkup, but on critical measures like population growth and housing production, the region still has a long way to go.
February 2024

2024 State of Downtown & the Central City

In this year's report, we document the first steps of the Central City recovery locally and in comparison with peer cities.
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.
I-5 Bridge February 2024

Why funding the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project is critical

Andrew Hoan CEO and President of the Portland Metro Chamber lays out the commercial and equity arguments for seeing the project through.
December 2023

2023 Regional Transportation Plan Adopted

The Metro Council formally approved the 2023 Regional Transportation Plan on November 30th. This collaborative effort between the Portland Metro Chamber and Oregon Metro includes the High-Capacity Transit Strategy.
December 2023

Governor Kotek unveils Central City Task Force recommendations

Governor Kotek and Co-Chair Dan McMillan, of The Standard, released a set of ten priority recommendations from the Portland Central City Task Force (PCCTF) to be carried out in early 2024.
November 2023

Chamber participates in Regional Housing Summit

Local leaders gathered to identify solutions for removing barriers in the production regional housing developments.
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.