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Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

Economic development planning projects and documents

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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

Contact

Steve Kountz

Planning and Sustainability Senior Economic Planner