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|Thursday, February 23, 2012|
BY LINDA BAKER
I sat in on an East Multnomah County Chamber of Commerce meeting this week, and received a brief update on the East Portland Action Plan, which was adopted in 2009 to identify and address gaps in policies, services and infrastructure improvements in East Portland neighborhoods, among the fastest growing in the city.
Now city budget mapping data supports that anecdotal impression.
That human capital assessment is born out by the area's tremendous ethnic diversity. More than 12.5 percent of the East Portland population is foreign born, compared to less than 10 percent in much of the inner city. “We universally see diversity as a strength and are seeing lot of entrepreneurship in our immigrant communities,” said Sauvie. In a survey conducted by Rose Community Development, first-time home buyers also cited diversity as one of the top three factors that influenced where they bought a house.
In a city that is suffering increasing angst over its increasing whiteness, East Portland leaders may want to brand the area as a beacon of 21st century global culture —and watch as the seeds of the next great Portland neighborhood grow.
Linda Baker is managing editor of Oregon Business.
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Thursday, July 03, 2014
BY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS
The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.
Monday, July 07, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
BY MONICA ENAND | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Nine tips for building habits among employees to respond when needed.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
BY ANDREA DURBIN | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.
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