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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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BY DEBRA RINGOLD | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
BY MONICA ENAND | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
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BY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR
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Friday, June 06, 2014
BY KATIE AUSBURGER | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
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