Economic development planning projects and documents

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 is the foundation of a livable city, providing opportunities for people to achieve their full potential. A healthy economy supports the creation of living wage jobs for our growing and increasingly diverse population as well as a growing tax base for public services. It also 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


Steve Kountz

Planning and Sustainability Senior Economic Planner