Greenlight Greater Portland – Study identifies the Portland-area industries to retain and the ones to recruit.

Expertise in declining sectors such as electronics service may transfer over to newer ones such as green energy

The Oregonian Staff

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Greenlight Greater Portland is a consortium of private sector leaders dedicated to growing a sustainable and vibrant economic future for the seven-county metropolitan statistical region that surrounds the city of Portland.

The analysis is taking a more detailed look at occupations. This step is important, because regions are competing increasingly on the "basket of skills" they produce. Second, the project took only six weeks to complete. It’s a good example of the type of fast cycle times regions must now have to move forward.

(Many thanks to Ed Morrison for passing this along. Russ)

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