Today the Portland Development Commission (PDC) brought their Economic Development Strategy to City Council for approval. That simple sentence does not reflect how important an accomplishment this was. This is the first economic development strategy the City has had for the past 15 years. This is the first time I have seen Council really walk… Continue reading You make me so proud!
When I started this blog I set a goal of blogging at least once a week. Obviously I have not met that goal. But I have some good excuses and the intention of getting back on the weekly blogging wagon. Here is a quick summary update of what I have been up to in the… Continue reading Catching up
Economic Recovery Cabinet
Back in early February, Mayor Adams held his first Economic Recovery Cabinet meeting. The invitation list was large and included representatives from academia, chambers of commerce, large employers, developers and builders, organized labor, economists, government and nonprofits, attorneys, representatives from some key sectors, including: finance and banking, creative, manufacturing, entertainment and tourism and high tech,… Continue reading Economic Recovery Cabinet
Recessions = New Businesses=Confusion
I have spent the last three years (give or take) working as, with and along-side microbusinesses, and we all sing a variant of the same song: I know there is help out there, and I know some of it is great and some of it is crap. But, as there is no single point of… Continue reading Recessions = New Businesses=Confusion
We interrupt this blog for an important announcement
Today the City of Portland’s Auditor released their report on the Portland Development Commission. The folks sitting near me while I read the report will attest to the fact that it made me hopping mad. For the sake of full disclosure I will mention that we (CubeSpace) applied for funding from the PDC and were… Continue reading We interrupt this blog for an important announcement