Economic Development — Creativity is Key
When you Google the phrase “economic development” you get an interesting mix of various international councils and state agencies focused on economic development. At the time I did my search, the Portland Development Commission was among the top five hits. In fact, a variety of Portland sites held positions on the first Google page. Most interesting: the wide range of topics covered (from PDC’s cluster strategy to local sustainable infrastructure to rural development). What this means, from my perspective, is that economic development is limited primarily by our imagination.
This article first appeared in Oregon Business magazine.