Young people moving to Portland for work

Young people moving to Portland for work

A new Portland State University study found that young college-educated workers continue to move to the Portland metro area.

That's despite the lack of any significant effort to build the talent base or invest in higher education, said urban planning professor Greg Schrock, who co-authored the study.

The findings suggest people are committed to living in Portland, Shrock said. In many cases, workers make some kind of a sacrifice to live here, particularly in pay. Wages for the young and educated – $42,659 in 2008-10 – ranked 42nd among the 50 metro areas studied in the report.


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