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Lisa Norwood, Digital Media Coordinator, Prosper Portland.

Data Directions: Promote Equitable Wealth Creation

Staggering wealth inequality continues to be a significant challenge across the country. Multigenerational wealth created from property and business ownership drives much of this disparity; even gains in employment and income show little progress in erasing differences in wealth.

2023-10-05T10:32:37-07:00May 17th, 2023|Categories: Data, Stories|

Data Directions: Propel Inclusive Economic Growth & Innovation

Portland has many promising traded sector industry clusters, including Green Cities, Athletic & Outdoor, Metals & Machinery, and Food & Beverage Manufacturing. It also has cross-cutting functional clusters around headquarters, software and professional services that intersect with and support these key clusters.  Together, these clusters offer major growth opportunities – some in established, growing industries (e.g., Athletic & Outdoor, Software), some more emergent (e.g., Green Cities innovations around grid modernization), and others in legacy industries with a strong employment base and lower barrier to entry positions (e.g. Metals & Machinery).

2023-10-05T10:33:36-07:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: Data, Stories|

Data Directions: Income

While growth of higher wage, knowledge industry jobs is certainly a positive economic sign, we’re also seeing how growth in this “next economy” is contributing to the disappearance of the middle class, with a relatively flat level of growth in middle-wage employment opportunities. And when we divide Portlanders into five income quintiles, we see the stark impact of systemic racism and inequitable opportunities.

2023-10-05T10:37:17-07:00February 21st, 2023|Categories: Data, Stories|

My People’s Market is back in September as a reimagined market centering BIPOC businesses and makers

My People’s Market is back, offering an immersive, in-person [...]

2023-03-13T08:51:39-07:00September 13th, 2022|Categories: News Releases, Stories|
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