Commerce, community and prosperity are at the core of what makes the
Portland Business Alliance, and the Greater Portland region, so special.
As one of the newest residents to the “City of Roses,” I can attest, firsthand, to the welcoming nature of this
immaculate region. With the unique combination of urban and rural communities nestled between impressive mountains and crisp ocean air, it’s no wonder Portland is one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
Not only is the physical landscape one-of-a-kind, but so are the people who inhabit it. Already in my brief
time living here, I am inspired by the pioneering spirit of the region and its innovative business community. It’s no doubt that the economic success of the Portland region is due to the collaborative relationship
between the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
As president and CEO of the Portland Business Alliance, it is my responsibility to ensure our more than
1,900 members, who span across all industries and sizes in our seven-county region, have a seat at the table
as we take on some of the most critical challenges and opportunities facing our community. I’m proud that
the Alliance serves as the leading voice for business, and with nearly 80 percent of our members being small
employers, we are in a position to ensure the future success of our region and its residents.
As you embark on your own discovery of this fantastic city, please know how happy we are to have you here.