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Economic Development Planning

BPS’s Economic Development Planning Program supports economic equity, land use planning for business districts, economic development policy, and economic research for bureau projects. 

A healthy economy provides opportunities for people to achieve their full potential and is the foundation of a livable city. A healthy economy supports the creation of living wage jobs for our growing and increasingly diverse population; supports a growing tax base for public services; and, improves health and educational outcomes.

Links to current projects, policies, and research:

Economic equity analysis and initiatives

Current citywide economic development policies

Portland’s business districts

Forecast, industry and market analysis

Staff contacts

Steve Kountz
Senior Economic Planner
Steve.Kountz@portlandoregon.gov
503-823-4551

Andrea Pastor
Senior Economic Planner
Andrea.Pastor@portlandoregon.gov
503-823-7845