Mayor Adams says Portland's economic strategy working

Mayor Adams says Portland's economic strategy working

Mayor Sam Adams will report to the Portland City Council that the city's economic development strategy is working.

A report that Adams is scheduled to present to the council on Wednesday says that 15,000 new jobs have been created in Multnomah County since the strategy was adopted in 2009 — 50 percent more than the original goal of creating 10,000 new jobs by 2014.

The three-year status report also says the unemployment rate in Portland has dropped to 7.5 percent, which is below state and national averages.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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