communication during overlapping business
hours, or getting products to clients in Asia
more quickly, a business location in the Portland region saves time and money.
which has resulted in significant increases
to bicycle ridership throughout the region.
A recent Metro Regional Portland study
found that 4.6% of regional commuters and
13% of commuters in the central business
district commute by bike. The city is host
to a handful of car-sharing services such as
Zipcar, Car2go, RelayRides, and Getaround,
and is also launching a bike-sharing program
in July 2016. Private car app-based services
Uber and Lyft have recently become convenient, cost-effective ways to get around.
25% of Oregon’s energy will be drawn
from renewable sources by 2025; 15% of
Washington’s by 2020.
6% of workers commute by bike
compared to national average of 0.5%.
ROBUST TRANSIT NETWORK
Greater Portland is known for its comprehensive mass transit network. Locating in a
region with such a robust transit network is a
distinct competitive advantage.
Greater Portland ranked number three
in the 2013 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership
TriMet, the region’s public transportation
agency on the Oregon side of the river, offers
79 bus routes, 12 frequent service bus lines,
five MAX light rail routes, and the nation’s
first suburb-to-suburb commuter rail, the
Westide Express Service (WES). In Portland’s urban core, the Portland Streetcar
network offers two lines that cover downtown
and the central eastside. C-TRAN operates
out of Vancouver, Washington, with 28 bus
routes, seven of which connect the City of
Vancouver to the City of Portland.
The Portland region embraces sustainable
practices in efforts ranging from land use,
transportation, to stormwater management.
Portland is home to the highest concentration of LEED projects in the nation, has
more EV charging stations per capita than
anywhere else, and its main utility, Portland General Electric, operates the nation’s
leading green power purchasing program.
The state capitol building in Salem, Oregon,
is the nation’s first to install solar energy.
Some notable facts about Portland include
33% renewable energy usage compared
to national average of 13%.
In addition, the region has made a substantial investment in bicycle infrastructure,
Clean Tech Talent Pool: 22% larger than
In Greater Portland, life ignites work. Young,
talented, and well-educated people flock here,
bent on building something better, something
more balanced and meaningful. Be one of
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