Thursday, February 09, 2012
Although the U.S. wind industry's future is uncertain, the Portland Development Commission remains committed to the city's cleantech cluster.
“For us, we’re not scared off by what we’ve seen as a very short-term variation in the market,” said Patrick Quinton, the PDC’s executive director. “If you’re not willing to take risks, then you’re not in the business to grow (young) industries. It’s part of the business we’re in.”
The PDC has committed significant resources to retain two of the cleantech cluster’s anchor tenants that in recent weeks have laid off sizable numbers of employees.
Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.