Portland Mayor Sam Adams is not running for re-election, but he is working hard to do the job Portlanders hired him to do.
For one, Adams wants Portland to be “the scrappiest small global city in the United States.” That means exports, among other things. “Even without a coherent regional strategy or partnership, Greater Portland ranks second in the nation in export value as a percentage of our economy,” says Adams.
Here’s a look at one Portland-based company actively participating in the global economy:
Portland Development Commission has loads of video segments on YouTube that help to paint the city’s business environment in a positive light.
Here’s one that showcases the city’s attractiveness to startups:
For more information on the progress being made on several important fronts, see these Progress Reports from the Mayor’s office.