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2012

Portland State University

Economic conditions -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area

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Is Portland Really The Place Where Young People Go To Retire? Analyzing Labor Market Outcomes For Portland’S Young And College-Educated, Jason R. Jurjevich, Greg Schrock Sep 2012

Is Portland Really The Place Where Young People Go To Retire? Analyzing Labor Market Outcomes For Portland’S Young And College-Educated, Jason R. Jurjevich, Greg Schrock

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Few segments of the population are more critical to Portland’s future economic vitality than the young and college‐educated (YCE). In the last several decades the Portland metropolitan region has become a magnet for YCEs nationally, boasting one of the country’s highest net migration rates for college‐educated individuals under the age of 40, a trend that has continued in good economic times and bad. The infusion of human capital from other regions has undoubtedly been a benefit to Portland, especially given Oregon’s historically low levels of investment in higher education.

However, in recent years there has ...


Is Portland Really The Place Where Young People Go To Retire? Migration Patterns Of Portland’S Young And College-Educated, 1980-2010, Jason R. Jurjevich, Greg Schrock Sep 2012

Is Portland Really The Place Where Young People Go To Retire? Migration Patterns Of Portland’S Young And College-Educated, 1980-2010, Jason R. Jurjevich, Greg Schrock

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For many metro areas, including Portland, being economically competitive in today’s knowledge and information economy depends on attracting and retaining young, college-­‐educated (YCE) migrants. On this indicator, Portland has been most successful: since 1980, the Portland metropolitan region has attracted college-­‐educated individuals under the age of 40 at some of the country’s highest net migration rates in good economic times and bad. Though not unique to Portland, the resiliency of Portland’s migration streams, even in periods of economic uncertainty, calls attention to an increasingly selective group of YCE migrants who appear to place greater relative ...


Demographic Trends And The Regional Economy, Sheila A. Martin Jul 2012

Demographic Trends And The Regional Economy, Sheila A. Martin

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

A .pdf version of a PowerPoint presentation to the Daily Journal of Commerce's Builder Banker Breakfast on February 7, 2012.


The Diversity Economy: Harnessing Multiculturalism For Economic Vitality, Sheila A. Martin Jul 2012

The Diversity Economy: Harnessing Multiculturalism For Economic Vitality, Sheila A. Martin

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

No abstract provided.


Trade, Transportation, And Freight Mobility: Invest Now Or Pay Later?, Eric Jessup Jul 2012

Trade, Transportation, And Freight Mobility: Invest Now Or Pay Later?, Eric Jessup

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

An efficient multi-modal transportation system that out-performs other international gateway cities will provide a regional. competitive advantage. Achieving this goal requires a strategic plan and a concerted effort based upon access to accurate, timely, relevant data and investment prioritization that maximizes efficient utilization of limited resources. Once a plan is developed, the public must buy-in, a process that involves an educational and information exchange function where public-private benefits are enumerated, understood, and presented to voters, legislative bodies, lobbyist, and state policymakers in a clear, convincing manner. This process applies any time in history but is especially important given the current ...


Talent, Place, And Prosperity: Metro Portland's Changing Labor Market And Economic Outlook, Joseph Cortright Jul 2012

Talent, Place, And Prosperity: Metro Portland's Changing Labor Market And Economic Outlook, Joseph Cortright

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

After three years of a sluggish national economy, it looks as if we may be poised to grow again. Although the Portland economy benefited mightily from the boom of the 19905, it was harder hit than the nation as ? whole during the 2001 recession and the "job-loss" recovery that followed. What is the outlook for growth in the region in the years ahead? In particular, how will our labor market influence growth opportunities? This article examines changes in national and local labor markets and the role of migration in shaping Portland's economic opportunities. It identifies some key challenges and ...