Nike executives meet with Portland city commissioners

Nike executives meet with Portland city commissioners

Nike is still considering expanding to Portland, as evidenced by company executives meeting with three of four city commissioners.

Making things even more interesting: Portland Mayor Charlie Hales was there for each session, his office said Thursday.

The sportswear giant, one of Oregon's two Fortune 500 companies, won long-term tax assurances from the Oregon Legislature last year and is now considering expansion options near its existing Washington County headquarters or in Portland.

Hales' office, in conjunction with the Portland Development Commission, is leading talks in Portland. Nike may be interested in expanding to the South Waterfront, although the Conway site in Northwest Portland also has been mentioned. Property tax abatements or urban renewal funding could be in play, depending on the location.


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