Storm damage recovery

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