out of Vancouver, Washington, with 28 bus
routes, seven of which connect the City of
Vancouver to the City of Portland.
In addition, the region has made a substan-
tial investment in bicycle infrastructure,
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 conve-
nient, cost-effective ways to get around.
The Portland region embraces sustainable
practices in efforts ranging from land use,
transportation, to stormwater management.
Some notable facts about Portland include
• 33% renewable energy usage compared
to national average of 13%.
• Clean Tech Talent Pool: 22% larger than
• 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%.
• Greater Portland ranked number three
in the 2013 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership
• 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.
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
them. Don’t miss the chance to become part
of a region that is pioneering new approaches
to industry. Join us. l
“Portland has the second-highest average revenue in the U.S. for businesses with
fewer than 250 employees or under $10
million average revenue. ”