Prosper Portland Report: Economic & Market Conditions for Central City Subdistricts

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Prosper Portland requested support to develop economic profiles for Central City Subdistricts to serve as a baseline to help inform the City’s Inclusive Economic Development Strategy. The profiles are market studies that assess demographic, employment, industry, housing, and commercial real estate trends before and after the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as offering high level policy recommendations for Prosper Portland to pursue. This ECONorthwest report compares Subdistricts side by side and examines pre- and post-COVID 19 trends.

“National media portrays the City of Portland’s economic recovery or lack thereof, with a particular focus on Downtown, without providing the context of Subdistrict performance within the Central City. ”

This report aims to inform policy dialogue with data and quantitative findings blended with qualitative feedback.

The power of this work lies with Subdistrict-level findings explaining what is happening on the ground and what we could expect without swift and data-informed action.

As this report reveals, the recovery is unfolding differently across Subdistricts, which reveals the need for a different set of policies and strategies to effectively address the current conditions as well as the longer-term recoveries.

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Prosper Portland Report: Economic & Market Conditions for Central City Subdistricts