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Maximize Competitiveness

The driving force for PDC’s economic development work can be summarized in one word: jobs. The city’s Economic Development Strategy is emphatic in its call for community collaboration and the assembly of resources, both public and private, to retain and create jobs for Portland. The strategy called out a narrow list of industry clusters as critical to the city’s current and future economic health. Consequently, PDC focuses its business development efforts on improving the competitive environment for companies in the athletic & outdoor, clean technology, advanced manufacturing and software clusters, with a particular emphasis on strengthening the city’s capacity to grow and invest in entrepreneurial companies.

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