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October 2023

Chamber advocates at county for expanding shelters, sobering center and hospitality security

On September 28, the Chamber supported Multnomah County's overall plan to spend SHS funds but expressed concerns that a 24/7 first responder drop-off services were not included.
September 2023

Chamber spearheads creation and funding for Downtown Hotel Security District

The Portland Metro Chamber and its affiliate partner, Downtown Portland Clean and Safe, have successfully advocated for the creation of a new Hotel Security District in downtown Portland.
September 2023

Chamber supports homeless service workers, funding for shelters and sobering center

Portland Metro Chamber testified before the Multnomah County Commission in support of homeless service workers, funding for shelters and a new sobering center.
August 2023

Governor appoints Chamber leaders to Central City Task Force

The Governor asked Andrew Hoan of the Portland Metro Chamber (PMC), Alando Simpson of COR and current chair of PMC, along with Vanessa Sturgeon of TMT Development and current chair of Downtown Portland Clean & Safe to participate in the Central City Task Force.
2023 Impact Report from the Portland Business Alliance June 2023

Portland Business Alliance 2023 Annual Impact Report

An impact report from Portland Business Alliance's three affiliates: Portland Metro Chamber, Downtown Portland Clean & Safe, and Partners in Diversity.
June 2023

Portland Business Alliance and Affiliates Update Strategic Plans

The four interrelated strategic plans provide a roadmap for the affiliated organizations over the next three years.
Close-up of Multnomah County Sheriff Vehicle. May 2023

Chamber joins City, County in requesting additional state aid for Community Corrections

The Chamber co-signed a letter requesting the State of Oregon legislature fund Community Corrections “Grant-in-Aid” for counties $284 million.
May 2023

Chamber supports new retail and auto theft task forces

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced the creation of two task forces: one tareting retail theft and one that will address auto theft.
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.