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Greater Portland: Transforming the Local EconomyA sound business climate — matched by an excellent quality of life — has attracted a range of high-tech and other businesses to the Greater Portland area.
Explaining the Emergence of Smaller and Western MetrosWith fast-growing populations and diverse economies, states in the West and Mountain region are showing significant economic growth, while smaller metros are benefitting from their larger urban neighbors’ spillover effect.
2018 Leading Metro Locations: Pacific and Mountain Metros Dominate the ListThe 2018 Leading Metro Locations reflect the nation’s overall economic growth as the country enjoys the second-longest economic expansion on record, with many small and mid-size metros exhibiting economic strength.
The Select Few Metros Where Wages Are Really GrowingA recent analysis from Emsi suggests that the labor market might not be as tight as the data shows — or at least not tight enough for businesses in aggregate to significantly drive up wages.
Leading Locations for 2017: West Coast "Tech" Cities Top List, Smaller MSA's Show Workforce ChopsIt’s not surprising to see larger MSAs at the top of the list due to their economic diversity and advantages of scale. But, mid-size and small cities built upon clusters that are in high demand, and where a prime workforce exists, can also be economic powerhouses.
Regional Report: Varied Sectors Riding the High-Tech Wave in the Pacific StatesFrom high-tech to clean-tech to tourism, the Pacific States are seeing economic expansion, although it’s uneven throughout the region.
Location Strategies in the War for Millennial TalentWhen it comes to attracting tech-savvy millennials, companies are giving a fresh look to metro areas and downtowns that will give them a competitive edge.
Higher Ed for Hire: Providing Fuel for High-demand, High-skilled JobsLong-term university-industry partnerships, agile community college curriculums and creative government funding are providing the “secret sauce” for workforce development and a supportive pipeline for future regional industrial growth.
Cloud Adoption Multiplying Data Center DemandThe rising reliance on digital content and data sovereignty laws are driving demand for data center space.
Leading Locations for 2016: San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco Ranks First Among MSAsFor the sixth year, Area Development has tackled the question with a multifaceted approach that crunches a wide variety of data to arrive at rankings in four vital factors — Prime Workforce, Economic Strength, Year-Over-Year Growth, and Five-Year Growth.
U.S. Legislative, Incentives, & Economic Development Policies UpdateGrowing companies need to be aware of the many changes states are making to their incentives policies.
Oregon Basic Business TaxesIncome taxes, Payroll taxes, Unemployment insurance, Workers' compensation insurance, Property taxes, Sales and use taxes
Oregon Direct Financial IncentivesOregon's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment.
Regional Report: Tax and Other Incentives Help Job-Creation Numbers in the Pacific StatesIn response to their specific needs, the Pacific States have instituted varied business-support tools that enhance their competitiveness.
Amazon Expands Portland, Oregon, Tech Hub