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February 2022

2022 State of the Economy

2021 proved discouraging on the public health and economic fronts. However, last year’s economic conditions far exceeded early pandemic expectations.
February 2022

2022 Cost of Living report

The cost of living has increased faster than incomes, particularly for middle- and lower-income households, disproportionately affecting diverse communities
January 2022

A Home for Everyone Coalition supports 2022 HereTogether Roadmap to relieve homelessness crises

The Portland Business Alliance is proud to support HereTogether’s 2022 Roadmap that outlines the critical, immediate steps needed now to accomplish near-term and long-term, permanent goals to tackle the Portland region’s […]
January 2022

2022 January Forum: Portland’s Next Construction Boom

PDX is in the midst of a massive expansion. The I-5 Columbia Crossing and Rose Quarter projects, with funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, represent a generational investment […]
December 2021

PBA Launches 2022 Small Business Cohort with PCC

This year’s cohort is one of the most diverse groups in the program’s history, with 50 percent of participants representing minority-owned businesses, and 64 percent representing woman-owned businesses.  The Portland Business Alliance is committed […]
Seated is Dr. Sean Harry with Becca McCullough and a few of the Small Biz Development Graduates from 2019 showing off their new graduation certificates December 2021

2021 Small Business Management Cohort Celebrates a Year of Growth

On Wednesday, December 1, 2021 the Advanced Small Business Management program 2021 cohort met for a celebration at Revolution Hall in SE Portland. This year’s cohort featured 15 different businesses […]
November 2021

Video Forum: Portland at a Crossroads – Is Crime the New Normal?

Portland’s ongoing struggles with community safety are well documented. Personal and property crimes have steadily increased, gun violence is spiking, and the homicide rate is near a 30-year high. The […]
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 […]
September 2021

PBA recognizes female business leaders with 2021 “A Place With No Ceiling” Awards

The Portland Business Alliance (the Alliance) is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 “A Place with No Ceiling” awards, recognizing women business leaders and women-centric businesses in the […]