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What Drives Us

Throughout its history, the Portland Development Commission has brought public and private resources together to address what matters to Portland residents and businesses, from place-making and quality of life to job creation and economic opportunity.
 
As Portland’s urban renewal and economic development agency, PDC is pursuing a strategy to make Portland one of the most globally competitive, equitable, and healthy cities in the world.

To that end, PDC’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, adopted by the Board in 2015, directs our efforts and investments toward five objectives designed to achieve more widely shared prosperity among all residents of Portland.

  • Create Healthy, Complete Neighborhoods throughout Portland
  • Create Access to High Quality Employment for Portland Residents
  • Foster Wealth Creation within Communities of Color and Low-Income Neighborhoods
  • Form 21st Century Civic Networks, Institutions, and Partnerships
  • Operate an Equitable, Innovative, and Financially Sustainable Agency