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Oregon state capitol April 2024

Chamber recaps results from the 2024 legislative session

The Chamber advocates at the local, regional, state, and federal levels and worked collaboratively with our statewide business partners and coalition stakeholders to advocate for legislation that aligned with our Policy Agenda.
March 2024

Chamber hosts debate for Multnomah County District Attorney candidates

The Chamber welcomed incumbent DA, Mike Schmidt and challenger, Nathan Vasquez, for a civil debate on the issues. A recording of the debate is available, courtesy of KOIN 6.
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.
State of Oregon. February 2024

Chamber testifies in support of House Bill 4002

On February 7, Jon Isaacs, the Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for the Portland Metro Chamber, addressed the Joint Committee on Addiction and Community Safety, advocating for immediate action against the rampant proliferation of fentanyl in Portland.
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.
February 2024

Auto Theft and Retail Theft Task Force reports on progress

In a concerted effort to combat theft and safeguard communities, the Auto Theft and Organized Retail Theft Task Forces recently held a press conference to update the public on their progress since the initiative's inception seven months ago.
January 2024

Chamber supports Housing Regulatory Relief Project and proposed amendments

On January 9, the Portland Metro Chamber, representing thousands of businesses and individuals committed to addressing Portland's pressing challenges, testified to the Portland City Council to express support for the Housing Regulatory Relief Project.