We’re in for a Doozy’: Michael Wilkerson Speaks on Portland’s Recovery

March 14, 2023

Distant overhead view of Portland, Oregon

ECONorthwest’s Dr. Michael Wilkerson stood before a room of business leaders at the Portland Business Alliance’s Forum Breakfast and got real about Portland’s post-pandemic economic recovery. OPB caught up with him after his talk, asking about Portland’s slow-to-recover employment numbers, the costs and benefits of the region’s strict COVID regulations, how the live/work makeup of Portland’s downtown affects recovery, high taxes and their relation to flight out of the city, and Portland’s natural cycles of prosperity.

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