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From the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal to USA Today to dozens of newspapers and journals around the country, Impresa research gets read. Here’s a sampling of recent articles highlighting our work.

Top articles:

Cities Race to Bet on Biotech, Despite Long Odds, New York Times

Downturn Hurts Expectations in Portland, New York Times

Energy Costs Accelerating Return to Cities, New York Times

Some commuters rethink where they call home, USA Today

Suburbs a Mile Too Far for Some, Wall Street Journal

Area faces bleak real estate forecast, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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2009

Oregon’s “New West” tumbles, another sign of hard times

Seattle Times – Apr 12, 2009
Joseph Cortright, an economist with Impresa in Portland, said that Bend’s fortunes have been tied to the collapse of the California housing market. 

Gresham hosts green economic summit

Portland Tribune – Mar 27, 2009
Joe Cortright of Impresa Consulting will kick off the summit with a presentation on the regional economy and Gresham’s strengths. 

Gophers find home in Portland

Minnesota Daily – Mar 9, 2009
Portland-based economist Joe Cortright of Impresa Inc. was a lead researcher for a 2004 study of the movements of 25- to 34-year-olds in major US metro 

drug discovery@nature.com

Nature.com – Nature.com (subscription) – Feb 26, 2009
“Venture-capital firms measure cash flows in the billions of dollars,” says Joe Cortright, a consultant based in Portland, Oregon. 

Federal aid won’t come fast enough for Oregon

Oregonian – OregonLive.com – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com – Feb 14, 2009
Portland economist Joe Cortright warned against looking for quick results in Oregon. “What’s happening in Oregon is really being driven by the national 

drug discovery@nature.com

Nature.com – Nature.com (subscription) – Feb 13, 2009
And Joseph Cortright, an economist in Portland, Oregon, who specializes in the impact of biotechnology on regional development, calls the estimate of 500 

Oregon City: Budget panel likely to look at cuts, increasing fees

Oregonian – OregonLive.com – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com – Feb 4, 2009
At the City Commission’s recent retreat, members heard economist Joe Cortright predict that the decline in building permits — an important source of 

Thinking globally from the start, traders exported fur, logs, wheat…

Oregonian – OregonLive.com – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com – Feb 3, 2009
“The era of the Next Big Thing may be behind us,” says Joe Cortright, a Portland economist and Impresa Consulting vice president. 

Unemployment Gets Ugly in Rural Regions

newwest.net – Feb 1, 2009
“Home construction has fallen off a cliff,” Joe Cortright, a Portland economist, told The Oregonian newspaper. “When housing starts plummet, 

Illustration by Brett Superstar

Portland Mercury – The Portland Mercury – Jan 29, 2009
Last spring, CLF member and economist Joe Cortright came out swinging against the 12-lane option, releasing a report comparing the bridge’s $4.2 billion 

Unemployment rate soars in rural Ore. counties

KCBY.com 11 – Jan 27, 2009
“Home construction has fallen off a cliff,” Joe Cortright, a Portland economist, told The Oregonian newspaper. “When housing starts plummet, 

Oregon City: Officials hash out path to future at retreat

Oregonian – OregonLive.com – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com – Jan 21, 2009
Economist Joe Cortright told the group the city needs to finds its niche in the regional economy. Metro Chief Operating Officer Michael Jordan, 

Fans Push Council for Major League Soccer Support

Portland Mercury – The Portland Mercury – Jan 15, 2009
Last spring, CLF member and economist Joe Cortright came out swinging against the 12-lane option, releasing a report comparing the bridge’s $4.2 billion 

2008

Oregon leaders look for hope amid economic gloomStatesman Journal – Dec 12, 2008
Beyond that, he and economist Joe Cortright of Impresa, a consulting firm, said it is too soon to say when the state might recover. 

 

Oregon’s rural-urban divide has give and take Economies, politics…

$2.95 – Capital Press – NewsBank – Nov 20, 2008
Rural Oregon, according to Joe Cortright, depends on Portland to fund its schools, health care and social services. In a presentation at a rural-urban 

PLANNING TO WAIT, BUY AT BOTTOM? LOTSA LUCK

$2.75 – PLANNING TO WAIT, BUY AT BOTTOM? LOTSA… – PressDisplay.com – Nov 16, 2008
7, speakers Brad Blackwell, of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and Joe Cortright, an economist at Portlandbased Impresa, threw out some tidbits that I must 

Area faces bleak real estate forecast

Seattle Post Intelligencer – Nov 7, 2008
Finally, Portland economist Joe Cortright agreed that the Seattle area was lagging 12 to 15 months behind the national cycle but also noted that its run-up 

As 3 buildings open on research campus, PepsiCo announces lab plans

News & Observer – Oct 21, 2008
People also want to know that if their company fails, they can walk down the street and get another job, said Joseph Cortright, an Oregon economist and 

NEW CHANCE FOR AN OLD MILL TOWN.

$2.95 – Charlotte Observer – NewsBank – Oct 19, 2008
People also want to know that if their company fails, they can walk down the street and get another job, said Joseph Cortright, an Oregon economist and 

CEOs for Cities President and CEO Carol Coletta to Discuss Elements…

earthtimes.org – Oct 2, 2008
 with economist Joe Cortright she developed a series of papers on talent, where it moves and why; she conceived and wrote the Talent Magnet Report, 

Portlanders live in a like-minded bubble, making it easier to get…

Oregonian – OregonLive.com – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com – Sep 22, 2008
We all know about young creatives college educated 25 to 34-year-olds such as Lieb whom Portland economistJoe Cortright says are flocking to cities such as 

Westward halt! Gas prices slow expansion

Pay-Per-View – Chicago Tribune – ProQuest Archiver – Sep 21, 2008
 they are falling faster in far-flung communities that require long commutes and provide few transportation alternatives, economist Joe Cortright said. 

 

MEDICINE: BIOTECH BOOM

Las Vegas Review-Journal – Las Vegas Review – Journal – Aug 10, 2008
In a 2002 report for the Brookings Institute, economist Joseph Cortright identified nine regions that accounted for three-fourths of the biotech companies 

 

‘Next Washington’ conference set for September in Lynnwood

Mid Columbia Tri City Herald – Aug 8, 2008
 of Cleveland State University; Joseph Cortright, an economist for Impresa, a Portland consulting firm that specializes in regional economic analysis, 

Past promises haunt project

Bizjournals.com – Aug 1, 2008
But Oregon is still missing one big magnet for large companies, said Portland economist Joe Cortright: a deep bench of bioscience business talent. 

Article Details – Daily Journal of Commerce.

Daily Journal of Commerce – Jul 22, 2008
Joe Cortright of Impresa, a Portland economic analysis firm, said the economic downturn is not hitting Portland as hard as the rest of the country because 

Suburban flight: Commuting to work less attractive as gas prices soar

Wisconsin State Journal – Wisconsin State Journal – Jul 16, 2008
“The popular narrative on the collapse of housing prices has only blamed exotic lending practices,” said the group’s economist Joseph Cortright

Wharton Unveils Initiative For Sustainable County

Memphis Daily News – Jul 11, 2008
To get an idea of the intellectual framework of the planning process, Portland, Ore., economist Joe Cortrightpointed out at the “Sustainable Shelby” 

ADAMCZYK: Greetings from the first ring

Tonawanda News – Jul 10, 2008
The upcoming reordering of attitudes toward urban and social sprawl, what economist Joseph Cortright calls “a reversal of desirability,” suggests that life 

Will gas prices drive homebuyers away from suburbs?

Seattle Times – Jul 7, 2008
That, eventually, will devalue suburban housing while strengthening in-city home prices, says Joe Cortright, whose Portland consulting firm, Impresa, 

‘The Big Sort’: Red and Blue Divide Neighbors, Too

NPR – Jul 7, 2008
Joe Cortright in Portland, Oregon; and Terry Nichols Clark at the University of Chicago. What we found was that these tech-rich and innovative cities were 

Suburban flight starts to hit home

pittsburghlive.com – Jul 3, 2008
“It will be a subtle process,” said Joe Cortright, an economist at Impresa Inc., a Portland, Ore. consulting group that studied housing prices in a number 

Outlying suburbs are at a disadvantage

$2.95 – Record-Journal – NewsBank – Jun 30, 2008
“It’s like an ebbing of this suburban tide,” said Joe Cortright, an economist at the consulting group Impresa Inc. in Portland, Ore. 

Urban centers on the rise again

Pay-Per-View – Chicago Tribune – ProQuest Archiver – Jun 29, 2008
“The gas-price spike popped the housing bubble,” said Joe Cortright, the report’s author. The demand for housing near urban centers isn’t going to snuff out 

Interstate 205 bridge over the Columbia River may get tolls

Oregonian – OregonLive.com – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com – Jun 28, 2008
Burkholder, who favors a new toll bridge with a light-rail span, faced off against Portland economist Joe Cortright, a critic of the plan. 

Portland Mercury | Blogtown, PDX | Rumble! It’s the City Club Forum…

Portland Mercury – The Portland Mercury – Jun 27, 2008
“I believe that spending $4 billion dollars on a freeway bridge is a huge mistake,” says economist Joe Cortright, in his opening statement at today’s City 

Rethinking the Country Life as Energy Costs Rise

$2.95 – Ocala Star-Banner – NewsBank – Jun 25, 2008
Its like an ebbing of this suburban tide,; said Joe Cortright, an economist at the consulting group Impresa Inc. in Portland, Ore. 

Fuel Prices Shift Math for Life in Far Suburbs

New York Times – Jun 25, 2008
“It’s like an ebbing of this suburban tide,” said Joe Cortright, an economist at the consulting group Impresa Inc. in Portland, Ore. 

City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum focuses on Columbia River…

$2.95 – Daily Journal of Commerce – NewsBank – Jun 24, 2008
The forum will feature Metro councilor Rex Burkholder and economist Joe Cortright, who will discuss issues such as funding, carbon footprint and 

The beginning of the end of sprawl?

Providence Journal – Jun 22, 2008
“The gas-price spike popped the housing bubble,” said Joe Cortright, the report’s author. The demand for housing near urban centers isn’t going to snuff out 

Suburbs a Mile Too Far for Some

Wall Street Journal – Jun 17, 2008
“The gas-price spike popped the housing bubble,” said Joe Cortright, the report’s author. The demand for housing near urban centers isn’t going to snuff out 

The Biz: Gas prices affect far-away homes, study says

Tampabay.com – Jun 15, 2008
Joe Cortright and Carol Coletta landed in the Tampa Bay area four years ago, shortly after regional economist Richard Florida introduced Tampa Bay to the 

 

Study: Suburban Pittsburgh home values declining as gas prices rise

Bizjournals.com – Jun 13, 2008
“You see essentially the same relative shift in prices in a place like Pittsburgh that didn’t have the massive overbuilding,” said Joe Cortright

Preço da gasolina afeta todos os setores da economia americana

gazetamercantil.com.br – Jun 10, 2008
 há transporte público caem mais rapidamente do que as de áreas mais próximas, segundo um estudo realizado por Joseph Cortright, da Impresa Consulting. 

$4 per Gallon Gas Prices Affecting Entire Nation

U.S. News Rankings & Reviews – Jun 9, 2008
 are falling faster than prices in communities closer to cities, according to a study by Joseph Cortright, an economist at Impresa Consulting.” 

How the top biotech areas stack up

$2.95 – Miami Herald – NewsBank – Jun 9, 2008
In “Signs of Life,” a paper written in 2002 for the Brookings Institution, Joseph Cortright and Heike Mayer compared nine metropolitan areas with the most 

Wealth Evaporates as Gas Prices Clobber McMansions

Bloomberg – Jun 9, 2008
 according to a study by Joseph Cortright, an economist at Impresa Consulting. For example, his study found that prices in distant suburbs of Tampa fell 

COVER STORY: UM’s bets on biotech future

$2.95 – Miami Herald – NewsBank – Jun 9, 2008
Six years after the study, co-author Joseph Cortright says the situation hasn’t changed: “Can a university that puts more money into land, space, 

Gas prices may fuel growth in cities

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Jun 5, 2008
“The popular narrative on the collapse of housing prices has only blamed exotic lending practices,” says economistJoe Cortright

Questions abound for I-5 bridge project

Gresham Outlook – May 29, 2008
However economists like Joe Cortright and others raise serious questions about how freight-reliant our economy really is and how much Interstate 5 really is 

Portland forum planned for projections on population, jobs

$2.95 – Daily Journal of Commerce – NewsBank – May 29, 2008
 which will feature presentations from the likes of economist and Columbia River Crossing critic Joe Cortright, Oregon State University agriculture and 

Where housing bust hits hard

Christian Science Monitor – May 21, 2008
 the greater was the decline in housing prices,” says Joe Cortright of consulting firm Impresa, who conducted the study for the group CEOs for Cities. 

When a city loses a corporate address

Seattle Times – May 18, 2008
In most cases, said Portland-based economist Joe Cortright, losing even a big corporate headquarters “is a shock to the psyche of the community more than to 

Remodeled houses on tour – Single-family homes in five suburbs open…

$2.95 – Chicago Sun-Times – NewsBank – May 16, 2008
“Vibrant central cities just got a whole lot more valuable,” said economist Joseph Cortright, author of the report for CEOs for Cities, “Driven to the 

Peak-oil spike reshapes the suburbs

Georgia Straight – May 15, 2008
A new study by Oregon-based economist Joe Cortright suggests that spiralling oil prices in the last five years burst the American housing bubble that 

COMMUTING COSTS BLAMED AS HOME PRICES FALL

Pay-Per-View – Palm Beach Post – NewsBank – May 12, 2008
In a recent report titled Driven to the Brink, Oregon economist Joe Cortright argues that rising pump prices are bad news for bedroom communities such as 

Commuting costs blamed as home prices fall

Palm Beach Post – May 11, 2008
In a recent report titled Driven to the Brink, Oregon economist Joe Cortright argues that rising pump prices are bad news for bedroom communities such as 

 

Portland mass transit fills ‘er up

Oregonian – OregonLive.com – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com – May 11, 2008
It appears motorists are cutting back on their driving more than economists and others had expected, said Joe Cortright, a Portland economist with Impresa 

 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

$2.95 – St. Louis Post-Dispatch – NewsBank – May 11, 2008
 for Cities titled ” Driven to the Brink: How the Gas Price Spike Popped the Housing Bubble and Devalued the Suburbs,” by economist Joseph Cortright

 

Some commuters rethink where they call home

USA Today – May 9, 2008
“Many people did the ‘drive to qualify,’ ” looking in farther-out suburbs to find affordable homes, says Joe Cortright, an analyst at Impresa, a consulting 

 

Brands have to elbow their way into consumers’ consciousness and…

Oregonian – OregonLive.com – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com – Apr 24, 2008
“These are firms that serve a global marketplace,” said Joe Cortright of Portland economic consulting firm Impresa Inc. “With the deterioration of the 

 

Coffee Break: Coletta to run CEO for Cities

Memphis Commercial Appeal – Apr 8, 2008
This year, she and her colleague, economist Joe Cortright, completed a six-city study that drills down deep to learn where college-educated 25-34 year-olds 

 

BioCrossroads: it can happen here: report sees biotech jackpot, but…

Free with registration – Indianapolis Business Journal – AccessMyLibrary.com – Feb 4, 2008
Joe Cortright, an economist and vice president of Impresa Consulting in Portland, Ore., said Indiana would have a hard time finding a niche between more 

 

Sustainable industries in Oregon claim success, despite lack of data.

Free with registration – Daily Journal of Commerce, Portland – AccessMyLibrary.com – Feb 4, 2008
If you’re talking about measuring, it’s extremely difficult to do, Joe Cortright, a Portland economist and a member of the Oregon Business Council, says. 

 

Major projects will boost region’s economy

Mail Tribune – Feb 1, 2008
Economist Joe Cortright of Portland consulting firm Impresa Inc., spoke about trends that demonstrate vitality among America’s Top 50 metropolitan markets 

 

Q&A with Portland economist Joe Cortright.

Free with registration – Daily Journal of Commerce, Portland – AccessMyLibrary.com – Jan 25, 2008
Portland economist Joe Cortright is concerned about the Columbia River Crossing – the proposed new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River Gorge, 

 

Markets: Bears roar in Tuesday

Oregonian – OregonLive.com – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com – Jan 25, 2008
“There’s a 50-50 chance of recession, and we may yet avoid it,” said Portland economist Joe Cortright, vice president of Impresa Inc. consulting. 

New chance for an old mill town CharlotteObserver.com – Charlotte,NC,USA People also want to know that if their company fails, they can walk down the street and get another job, said Joseph Cortright, an Oregon economist and …

 

Locals call for federal money for roads to boost economy
The Oregonian – OregonLive.com, OR – Nov 6, 2008
Small-scale maintenance projects would provide the best stimulus, Cortright said, because they would employ workers from the housing industry and could be …

OOPS! Portland’s good intentions often have unexpected results
P
ortland Tribune – October 30, 2008
“The argument is made now that we build freeways to reduce congestion,” Cortright says. “But it has the effect of stimulating additional travel.

Reasons for concern, not despair
The Oregonian –  Oct 16, 2008
“Clearly, we’re heading into a recession,” said Portland economist Joe Cortright. “The next year or two are going to be a rough period for everyone. …

Portlanders live in a like-minded bubble, making it easier to get  The Oregonian – OregonLive.com – Portland,OR,USA We all know about young creatives college educated 25 to 34-year-olds such as Lieb whom Portland economist Joe Cortright says are flocking to cities such as 

2007

Fast Cities 2007 – Kevin Stolarick – CEOs for Cities – Institute for…Fast Company – Dec 19, 2007
We relied on CEOs for Cities’ CityVitals survey, authored by Joseph Cortright of Portland, Oregon–based ImpresaInc.; sustainability data from SustainLane; 

Lightrail in Portland Is Successful, Despite CATO Criticism & FTA…

nationalledger.com – Oct 16, 2007
Joseph Cortright, Vice President of Impresa, Inc., who authored the paper states, “Four miles per day may not seem like much but do th

Economist in Tampa: Efficient ‘green’ transportation creates major…

Bizjournals.com – Oct 9, 2007
Cortright is president of Portland-based Impresa Consulting and has authored two Tampa Bay studies for CreativeTampaBay. The first, entitled, “The Young and 

Steven Burrill, Scripps Florida, Red Hat, Roche Carolina Inc.,…

genomeweb.com – Apr 30, 2007
Joseph Cortright, vice president/economist with Impresa in Portland, Ore., co-authored “Signs of Life: The Growth of Biotechnology Centers in the US,” a 

Steering Mill Towns Closer to Tech-Boom Riches

Subscription – Wall Street Journal Online – Dow Jones & Company – Feb 26, 2007
“It’s all about how to bring the best people in the world together to turn ideas into business,” says Joseph Cortright, an economist at Impresa Consulting, 

 

2006

What UCF didn’t tell us about biotech  Orlando Sentinel, FL – Mar 5, 2006 … “There are huge business advantages to being in an area where other people are doing the same thing,” says Joseph Cortright, an economist who co-wrote the …

Leaders seek to boost biotech sector  Boston Globe, United States – Mar 9, 2006 … ”It’s an interesting proposition,” said Joseph Cortright, an Oregon economist who studies the biotechnology industry. ”But it strikes me as a big challenge.”….

Wanted: The Young And Restless  Hartford Courant, United States – Feb 26, 2006 By Carol Coletta and Joseph Cortright. Recent headlines about the latest census data on US cities have had city leaders – most notably …

Cities must retain the young, restless  Albany Times Union, NY – Feb 26, 2006 By CAROL COLETTA and JOSEPH Cortright. … Joseph Cortright is an economist with Impresa Inc. They wrote this article for The Washington Post.

Scripps: Are Gardens, Jupiter bottleneck bound?  Palm Beach Post, FL – Feb 18, 2006 … At least one economic analyst, Joseph Cortright, has declared that, if Palm Beach County thinks it’s going to be the next big biotech hub, it’s kidding itself….

Seeking the young & the restless  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, PA – Feb 15, 2006 By Carol Coletta & Joseph Cortright. Headlines about the … strengthening America’s cities. Joseph Cortright is an economist with Impresa Inc.

To climb, cities grab key adults Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription), USA – Feb 15, 2006 By CAROL COLETTA and JOSEPH Cortright. Recent headlines about the latest census data on US cities have had city leaders — most…

Wanted: The Young and Restless Washington Post, United States – Feb 12, 2006 … itself well in the race for talent. Joseph Cortright is an economist with Impresa Inc. Carol Coletta is president and chief executive … 

Experts forecast city’s future  Arizona Republic, AZ – Feb 9, 2006 … When the out-of-towners took a tour of Chandler earlier in the day, Joe Cortright, an economic consultant from Portland, Ore.,….

Young at Heart: Finding The Key Demographic Needed To Revitalize America’s Inner Cities Planetizen – January 10, 2005 Economist Joe Cortright and Carol Coletta, host of Smart City Radio and CEO of CEOs for Cities, outline the findings of their recent report, “The Young and the Restless in a Knowledge Economy”.

 

2005

More of the young and hip fight urban urge USA Today – Dec 28, 2005  “They’re very economically important to cities,” says Joe Cortright, a Portland, Ore., economist who did the research for the CEO group. 

Employers, cities entice the young and the restless San Diego Union Tribune, United States – Dec 18, 2005  to-date job skills – are more likely to be entrepreneurs and are more mobile than others in the work force, according to a study by economist Joseph Cortright …

 

Which Joel Kotkin to believe: the scoffer or the booster? Portland Oregonian, OR – Dec 11, 2005  Maybe he’s just confused. Joseph Cortright is an economist with the Portland consulting firm Impresa. He is co-author with Carol …

Cities’ success tied to attracting young educated Chicago Sun-Times, United States – Dec 8, 2005 … economic future unless it succeeds in understanding and attracting the young, college-educated workers who propel today’s knowledge-based economy,” Cortright …

THE CORPORATE KICKER Portland Oregonian – Dec 8, 2005  this wacky corporate lottery. Joe Cortright, of Northeast Portland, is an economist with Impresa Inc., a Portland consulting firm.

Young professionals critical to growing economies, report says Portland Business Journal, OR – Dec 6, 2005 Mirroring a local study he released in 2004, Portland economist Joe Cortright has released a national report emphasizing how important young, college-educated …

Barriers to biotech Charlotte Observer, NC – Oct 16, 2005 … Joseph Cortright, an Oregon economist who co-authored a biotech report for the Brookings Institution think tank, scoffed at the notion that biotech can change … Portland’s New New Economy Willamette Week, OR – Oct 5, 2005 … “They’re like the spotted owl,” says local economist Joe Cortright, whose study of these phenomena is gospel among Portland boosters. …

San Antonio leaders defend city’s bioscience push San Antonio Business Journal, TX – Oct 2, 2005 … Naysayers include Joe Cortright, co-author of a 2002 study on the US biotech industry sponsored by the Brookings Institution. Cortright …

Biotech payoff ‘more prestige than payroll’

States spend millions in feverish pursuit of biotech Washington Business Journal – Oct 3, 2005 Four years ago, just 14 states had targeted biotech as a way to grow their economies. Today, 41 states are chasing the business.  “That says a lot more about the herd instinct of people who do economic development in this country than the economics of biotechnology,” says Joseph Cortright, a Portland, Ore.-based economist who co-authored a 2002 Brookings Institute study on biotech.

THE ECONOMIST:  High-flying house prices fueled by fervor can’t last
The Oregonian, July 17, 2005
Joe Cortright (Special to The Oregonian) “Hard as it is to imagine, those high-flying prices may be coming to an abrupt — and for some, painful — end. The sad truth is we’re likely in the midst of a classic housing bubble.”

Chasing biotech dollars in Phila. Philadelphia Inquirer, PA – Jun 19, 2005 … Joseph Cortright, a Portland, Ore.-based economist, said the biotechnology industry is prone to coagulate in areas where it already exists, rather than …  

The bioinformatics dream gets a wake-up call Buffalo News, NY – Jun 19, 2005 … the author of a widely watched Brookings Institution study in 2002. Looking at research funding, patents and other factors, he found that biotech centers such …

City leaders discuss need for going global Rocky Mountain News, CO – Jun 16, 2005 … economies. “Figure out where you are the first, best or only,” said Joe Cortright, an economist with Impresa Consulting in Portland, Ore. …

Betting on biotech San Diego Union Tribune, CA – Jun 1, 2005 … “It’s essentially like a casino,” said Joseph Cortright, a Portland, Ore., economist. “There are lots of bets you can lay down and …

Biotech’s hype, hope yield losses Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada – Jun 1, 2005 Cortright, who co-wrote a report critical of biotechnology’s ability to drive a region’s economic growth, says local government officials who promise companies also sorts of incentives to relocate are ignoring the industry’s financials.  “The mistake that people make is confusing science that is really cool with something that is going to have a significant economic impact,” he said.

San Francisco: Stem cell’s Silicon Valley? USA Today – May 2, 2005 . .. Joe Cortright, a Portland, Ore., economist who tracks biotech, says the city landing the institute will be better positioned to gain supremacy in the biotech …

Valley has ‘grown up’ after 18 years but still has far to go Arizona Republic, AZ – May 1, 2005 … at ASU is part of that combination of Knowledge Economy/biotech, bioscience capacities in a … But a recent study by the Brookings Institution suggests you’re not …

15 reasons San Francisco is the right city for the stem cell … San Francisco Examiner, CA – Apr 28, 2005 … According to a 2002 study by Cortright and. Mayer, the Bay Area ranked first in venture capital investment in biotech from 1995-2001. …

Malaysia’s biotech folly Asia Times Online, Hong Kong – Apr 27, 2005 … A study of 51 biotech centers in the US by the Brookings Institution revealed that it often takes a decade or more to develop biotechnology-based products, and …

In Portland, living the green American dream Christian Science Monitor  – April 26, 2005 More young urban professionals are forgoing square footage for eco-friendly homes….Well-educated young people are disproportionately drawn to Portland, according to Joe Cortright, economist and coauthor of “Young and Restless: How Portland Competes for Talent,” a study of the migration of 25- to 34-year-olds across the US. “In focus groups people said Portland is a place where you can live your values, and environmentalism is clearly one of them.”

Merix dips its toe into Asia acquisitions game Portland Tribune, OR – Apr 19, 2005 … “Anybody who’s in that industry and in a lot of other manufacturing industries really has to have a global strategy,” said Joseph Cortright, an economist …

The half-full case for ScrippsPalm Beach Post, FL – Mar 21, 2005 … I wrote about economist Joe Cortright, who testified on behalf of environmentalists about the difficulty of turning Palm Beach County into a biotech hub simply ..

Bioengineered Pork Seattle Weekly, WA – Mar 22, 2005 … area alone, according to Joseph Cortright, an independent Oregon economist and co-author of an influential study on how cities and states are pursuing biotech. …

US Science Policy:  Upstart States Nature – March 2, 2005 Cortright isn’t convinced by the ambitious Scripps Florida project. “I am extremely sceptical that it will produce any kind of biotech industry there.

Stem cells’ promise pits jobs vs. values: States want biotech business  USA Today – Feb 16, 2005 … in 2003 to spend $310 million for a Scripps Research Institute near Palm Beach. … biotech economic development at consultant Impresa in Portland, Ore. …

 

2004

Portland’s New Pioneers, by Joe Cortright Portland Oregonian, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004 They’re young, creative and seek and quality of life not found elsewhere –and the region’s economic rebound rests on their tech-savvy shoulders as Joe Cortright explains in this feature in the Commentary section of the Oregonian.

Portland Mayor Vera Katz highlights young and restless in her farewell “State of the City” address, December 10, 2004 “. . . our economy is very different from the economy that existed just two decades ago. The industries rooted in our pioneer heritage are being supplanted by new types of pioneers. Many of these pioneers are those educated young adults that some call “the creative class,” but who I refer to as “the young and the restless.”  They’re drawn here in great numbers by our city’s beauty, by our culture, by our affordability and by our reputation for innovation. Being young, they know the greatest constant in the world today is change. They are comfortable with it. They find opportunity in change. So should we.”

Biotech’s future far from a sure thing East Valley Tribune, AZ – Dec 19, 2004 … In fact, many of the breakthroughs in biotech are more expensive than the earlier treatments, said Portland, Ore.-based economist Joseph Cortright. …  

Group For Young Professionals Emerges As Instant Success Tampa Tribune, FL – Dec. 16, 2004 … The study was conducted by Coletta and economist Joe Cortright, vice president of Impresa Inc., a Portland-based consulting firm that specializes in economic ..

Lottery’s slot option freshens rate debate Portland Oregonian, Dec. 8, 2004 Joe Cortright, a Portland economist who regularly contracts with government and business groups, estimated that an average rate of 17.8 percent would give …

Governor, senators call for better schools, technology Corvallis Gazette Times, OR – Dec 7, 2004 … costs. He also wants a rainy day fund to protect the state from economic downturns. Joe Cortright, an economist with Impresa Inc. who …

Study: Phila. must do more to retain young adults The Daily Pennsylvanian, December 8, 2004

Attracting young workers is key in ‘creative economy,’ study says

A bid to lure & retain ‘Young & Restless’ Philadelphia Daily News, Dec. 8, 2004 They are called the young and the restless – college-educated 25- to 34-year-olds – and experts say keeping them employed and living in your city is the key to future economic prosperity.  They have the most current education, work the longest hours to build careers and are inexpensive workers. But they are mobile, ready to split the city any time.  And during the 1990s, the Philadelphia region lost 195,000 of these young workers, according to a new study co-authored by Carol Coletta, the . . .

Editorial | Start spreading the news:  Innovation Philadelphia Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 6, 2004 Economist Joseph Cortright of Impresa Inc., who collaborated on the Young and the Restless study, said that keeping even a few more of those students – keeping them from heading out to New York, Washington, Boston, Austin or the West Coast – could make a huge difference.

Economist: Need to Invent Next Oregon Economy Oregon Public Broadcasting, Dec. 7, 2004 Economist Joe Cortright told the group that state’s recession has accelerated changes in Oregon’s economy. “I think what we realize that we won’t recover the same jobs that we lost. We don’t have the option of going backwards. We only have the option of going forwards. And the challenge then is to invent the next Oregon economy.”

Wireless advantages explained Commercial Appeal (Memphis), TN – Nov 9, 2004 … Newcomers will relate first impressions and Portland, Ore.-based economist Joe Cortright will talk about cultivating difference and attracting talent via …

National rankings show fair progress Bangor Daily News, ME – Nov 7, 2004 … moved to increase its investment in the whole area of biotechnology in the … But a Brookings Institution study concluded earlier this year that while the area …

Armageddon for the GOP Seattle Weekly, WA – Oct 26, 2004 … Economist Joe Cortright, author of a study of biotech for the Brookings Institution, says, “Biotechnology is not a transformative force in the economy …

State biotech sector no miracle drug for creation of jobs Seattle Times, WA – Oct 15, 2004 … Biotechnology can create exceptional medicines and stockholder wealth. … Seattle, San Francisco and Boston, a 2002 report by the Brookings Institution found 3.5 …

San Jose Mercury News, October 12, 2004 But some economists warn that drug manufacturing is still a tiny industry dominated by a few big companies and highly concentrated in a few regions of the country. Drug companies like to “cluster” around universities and each other so they can easily swap — and steal — technology and scientists, making it difficult for regions to launch a biotechnology industry from scratch, said Joseph Cortright, a Portland, Ore., economist who co-wrote a report on the subject.

Biotech Biorhythms Tech Central Station – Jul 7, 2004 … to ever experience the joy of growing biotech clusters? Not necessarily, but politicians should be realistic in their planning. The Brookings Institution said …

OHSU sees drop in award rankings Oregonian, OR – Jul 4, 2004 … ranking? Not likely, said Portland economist Joe Cortright. “There’s an enormous amount of stability in the rankings,” Cortright said. …

Cities extend invitation to younger folks Seattle Times, WA – June 29, 2004

COVER STORY: Bio-piracy and law of jungle New Straits Times, Malaysia – Jun 26, 2004  On making money out of biotech, an Associated Press report on Bio 2004 quoted economist Joseph Cortright as saying that luring biotech in the hope of saving a 

Midsize cities working to hook young professionals Houston Chronicle, TX – Jun 26, 2004  areas in the United States had more 25-to-34 year olds in 2000 than they did in 1990, according to an analysis by economist Joseph Cortright, who studies …

Attracting the ‘young and restless’ Hillsboro Argus, OR – Jun 24, 2004 … Joe Cortright of Impresa Consulting and Carol Coletta of Coletta & Co. … Cortright and Coletta compared the Portland region with five other metro areas. 

Portland’s wealth can be measured in youth movement Oregonian, OR – Jun 23, 2004 A new study by Portland economist Joe Cortright and Memphis , Tenn. , urban consultant Carol Coletta documents and examines the continuing migration of young 

What future Houston could be like in 2025 Houston Chronicle, TX – Jun 19, 2004 … The Brookings Institution had already confirmed Houston as one of most upwardly mobile urban … it to continue to grow into one of the great biotech centers of …

Mike Ivey: Competition strong for building biotech The Capital Times, Madison, WI – Jun 15, 2004 … This notion that you lure biotech to your community to save its economy is laughable,” said Joseph Cortright, a Portland, Ore., economist who co-wrote a 

Not all that’s outsourced gone abroad Oregonian, OR – Jun 15, 2004 … contract out the rest. “It’s a structural change in the economy,” said Joe Cortright, a Portland economist. “It’s this ongoing process 

Biotech’s future in Florida no sure thing Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, FL – Jun 13, 2004 … is laughable,” said Joseph Cortright, an economist from Portland , Ore. , who co-wrote a 2002 Brookings Institution report on the state of the biotech industry. …

EDITORIAL: Unlocking biotech potential New Straits Times,  Malaysia  – Jun 12, 2004 … We should also draw from the lessons of the 2002 Brookings Institution study which indicated that the two key elements for biotech growth are strong research …

Study explores ‘young, restless’ Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL – May 21, 2004

Can deal put city in biotech major leagues? Houston Chronicle, TX – May 11, 2004 … The odds are stacked against Houston and most other cities trying to develop major biotech centers, said Joseph Cortright, a Portland, Ore., economist who co …

BIOTECH MECCA South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL – May 11, 2004 … The chances of creating more centers are slim, said Joseph Cortright, an economist in Portland, Ore., who co-wrote a 2002 Brookings Institution report on the …

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, Economic Review, “Performance of Urban Information Technology Centers:The Boom, the Bust, and the Future” by Mary Daly and Robert G. Valetta, (Spring 2004)

Biotech Magnet: Loudoun County Hopes Medical Research Campus Will Trigger a Boom Washington Post, March 7, 2004

Steve Novick: Evidence overwhelming on lottery commissions Oregonian, OR – Feb 15, 2004 … In 1994, economist Joe Cortright studied this issue for the Legislature. Based on careful, on-site analysis of the retailers’ finances …

Biotech business has potential in rural Minnesota USA Today – Feb 15, 2004 … Experts say attracting biotech businesses isn’t easy. A Brookings Institute study last year concluded most efforts will fail, even in large cities. …

Is biotech getting spread too thin? Palm Beach Post, FL – Feb 14, 2004 … a community to have,” says Joseph Cortright, an economist in Portland, Ore., and co-author of a 2002 Brookings Institution report on the state of the biotech …

Chase for biotech billions pits city against many rivals Portland Tribune, OR – Feb 10, 2004 … Nearly every metro area has similar hopes and dreams,” said Portland economist Joe Cortright, the co-author of a 2002 study of the US biotech industry. …

Diverse groups seek common ground on growth Oregonian, OR – Feb 1, 2004  Unlike general industries such as restaurants and retail shops, high-tech businesses tend to congregate, economist Joe Cortright told the group. …

Study finds life science specialties Indianapolis Star, IN – Jan 28, 2004 … Joe Cortright, an economist at Portland, Ore.-based Impresa Consulting, said few of the life science initiatives budding across the country will prosper. 

Biotech panel considers recruiting aid Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN – Jan 25, 2004 … an economist with Impresa Inc., of Portland, Ore., and the author of the much-quoted 2002 Brookings Institution study on economic development and biotech. …

Opinions vary on 316’s future Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA – Jan 25, 2004 … Joe Cortright, an economist with Impresa Consulting in Portland, Ore., said high tech employment nationwide has dropped up to 20 percent over the past two years 

Selling of biotech initiative to have new focus Miami Herald, FL – Jan 25, 2004 … Focus is the key to a successful plan, says Joe Cortright, a consultant based in Portland, Ore., who did a study of the biotech industry for the Brookings 

Eastbank freeway: Same old fights Oregonian, OR – Jan 24, 2004  the district might just be sprouting the kind of “creative economy” of youthful, educated entrepreneurs that economists like Richard Florida and Joe Cortright …

PDC chief takes the offense Portland Tribune, OR – Jan 23, 2004  out-of-state companies has ground to a halt, largely because of the sour state of the economy, not “our (lack of) prowess as recruiters,” said Joe Cortright, …

Highly Concentrated Growth Los Angeles Times, CA – Jan 23, 2004 … young scientist in San Diego or Boston, why would you want to leave?” said Cortright, who wrote a 2002 study on the nation’s biotech industry for the Brookings …… Biotech isn’t like Krispy Kreme,” whose growth depends on expansion into new territories here consumers hunger for doughnuts, said economist Joseph Cortright. …

 

2003

Biotechnology: Rolling the Dice Florida Trend, FL – Dec 31, 2003 … All of California has fewer than 450 biotech firms. Several sources, including Ernst & Young, the Institute for Biotechnology Information and the Brookings …

Economic recovery expected to take hold Oregonian, OR – Dec 31, 2003 … All in all, said Joe Cortright, an economist with Impresa, a Portland consulting firm, 2004 holds at least as much, if not more, promise for the area than 2003 …

Why Boston covets its role as biotech hub Christian Science Monitor – Dec 24, 2003 … Plus, biotech factories pollute less and require less energy than other industries. … as one of their top two targets for industrial development, a Brookings …

Baltimore Makes a Bold Bid To Transform Neighborhood Washington Post, December 1, 2003; Page A1, By Michael Barbaro “This is a mania,” said Joseph Cortright, an economist who has written extensively on the development of biotech centers. “Ten years ago, everyone wanted to be the next Silicon Valley. Three years ago, they wanted to be the center of e-commerce. Now that both of those have fizzled, everyone in the economic development fraternity thinks they need to be in biotechnology.”

Scripps will bring many so-so salaries Orlando Sentinel, FL – Nov 26, 2003 … the La Jolla research institute, but the biotech cluster that sprung up around it in California is far more difficult to replicate here, said Joseph Cortright …

Business Facilities (magazine), “US Biotech’s Top 40,” (November)

Biotech Land Rush, by George Howland Jr. Seattle Weekly, WA – Nov 20, 2003 The region’s leaders have caught biotech fever, and economist Joseph Cortright says that can be an unhealthy obsession. “Biotech …

Life in US Biotech? The Scientist, – Nov 20, 2003 Still, the industry employs relatively few technical workers overall. The Commerce Department estimates that a total of 34,000 scientists work for biotech companies, and the vast majority of these jobs are located in just six states. Even for cities with a high concentration of biotech, such as Boston and San Francisco, the largest companies still rank as only minor employers in the region, a Brookings Institution report found last year.

Selling points Oregonian, OR – Nov 9, 2003 Joe Cortright’s commentary on why “Things Look Different Here” isn’t such a bad slogan for Oregon.

Westside forum on the economy gives equal time to quality of life Oregonian, OR – Nov 8, 2003  Her comments dovetailed with economist Joseph Cortright’s presentation of the final phase of his westside economic study. “A critical 

Economists eye long-term growth for Washington Co. Katu.com, OR – Nov 7, 2003  If we stand still, if we don’t innovate, if we don’t create new companies, then clearly we could be too dependent,” said economist Joe Cortright. …

The Man Who Would Be Kings Village Voice, NY – Nov 4, 2003 … It may be a zero-sum game, where money spent at the ballpark is not spent somewhere else,” says Joe Cortright, a former economist for the Oregon state 

States flock to biotech like gamblers to lottery tickets USA Today – Nov 3, 2003 … relocate. Going after biotech jobs is akin to “spending your life’s savings on lottery tickets,” says economist Joe Cortright. He …

The Nine States of Oregon Oregonian, OR – Nov 1, 2003 … In the new economy, said Portland economist Joe Cortright, the urban area is an important gateway for the rest of the state — what he only half-jokingly calls …

Leaning left, Portlandia looks to right itself Oregonian, OR – Nov 1, 2003 … Joe Cortright, a Portland economist working on a study of this age group, said the relative scarcity of people in this age range makes them a valuable commodity 

LSI’s tax incentives in the spotlight Oregonian, OR – Oct 30, 2003 … It remains to be seen whether there’s any bounce at the bottom of this down cycle,” said Joe Cortright, a Portland-area economist with Impresa Consulting. 

To avoid ‘brain drain,’ can bay area learn to be hip? St. Petersburg Times, FL – October 27, 2003 … Regional economist Joe Cortright of the Impresa consulting company in Portland, Ore., will steer the study. “Historically, this 

Can Florida become a high-tech state? Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL – Oct 26, 2003 … I am skeptical,” said Joe Cortright, a Portland, Ore.-based consultant who did a study of American “biotechnology centers” last year for the Brookings 

 

Scripps envisions its dream home South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL – Oct 26, 2003  Joseph Cortright, author of a 2002 study for the Brookings Institution on biotech clusters, said Scripps’ prowess as an economic magnet is overrated.  Marketplace Morning Report, October 22, 2003 (RealAudio Feed) From San Diego: Eric Niiler explains why Florida is trying to lure Scripps’ biotech research work out of San Diego. (Public Radio)

Hardwoods law at core of debate Coos Bay World, OR – Oct 22, 2003 … But Joe Cortright, an economist and consultant representing the petitioners, disputed Taylor’s view and said the new entrants into the alder business were 

Retailers set sail for southwest suburbs Oregonian, OR – Oct 22, 2003  Companies such as West Marine — specialized concerns with regional drawing power — face equally specialized decisions in whether to expand, said Joe Cortright …

State Hopes To Cash In On Biotech The Ledger, Florida – Oct 20, 2003 … Joseph Cortright, author of a 2002 Brookings Institution study on the nation’s biotech clusters, said the industry is concentrated in nine metropolitan areas …

$510-million catalyst St. Petersburg Times, FL – Oct 19, 2003 … Joseph Cortright, author of a 2002 Brookings Institution study on the nation’s biotech clusters, said the industry is concentrated in nine metropolitan areas 

Biotech plans: Boon or fantasy?  shot at best,” said Joseph Cortright, an economist  biotechnology industry study for the Brookings Institution  for the most part, these [biotech] companies are 

ST. PAUL: City takes next steps on biotech St. Paul Pioneer Press, MN – Oct 16, 2003  A Brookings Institution study last year also listed Minnesota as an also-ran in what is likely to be a highly competitive industry 

Mid-sized cities get hip to attract young professionals USA Today – Oct 10, 2003 … elsewhere. “Bill Gates is pushing 50,” says Joe Cortright, head of Impresa Inc., an economic consulting firm in Portland, Ore. “The 

Oregon firms smorgasbord loses entree Oregonian, OR – Oct 10, 2003 … Joe Cortright, an economist with Portland-based Impresa, attributed some of the industry strength to Oregonians’ willingness to try new foods. 

High-tech plan pays off for Tualatin Oregonian, OR – Oct 1, 2003  Novellus is certainly a nice tenant to have here,” said Joe Cortright, an economist and vice president for Impresa, a Portland-based consulting firm.  Oregon Business, “Footwear and Apparel:  A Cluster of Giants” (October)

 

Economic vital signs show hints of new life Oregonian, OR – Sep 13, 2003 … One reason, Portland economist Joe Cortright said, is that businesses are still reaping the benefits of an earlier spree of investment in information 

Sawmills battle Weyerhaeuser Oregonian, OR – Sep 10, 2003 … Economist Joe Cortright, who was hired by the small mill owners, said banning Weyerhaeuser from buying state-forest logs would help open the industry  

No urban/suburban divide Oregonian, OR – Sep 9, 2003 Economist Joe Cortright’s recent “Westside Economic Study” provides overwhelming evidence that livability is and will be a key economic asset. 

Housing market still booming Oregonian, OR – Sep 3, 2003  Diversified economy helps One reason for that is the region’s more diversified economy, said Joe Cortright, an economist with Impresa Consulting. 

Portland Oregonian, “Sports Apparel Seeks Respect at the Top” , (August 2)

Portland Oregonian, “Cutting a new direction” (OHSU Plans for biotechnology), (August 2)

Sacramento Bee, “Area push to boost biotech industry” (August 1)

Richmond  Federal Reserve Bank , Regional Focus, “Seeing the Light,” by Charles Gerena, (Summer 2003)

Hillsboro Argus, “Building a biotech industry in Oregon may take decades” (July 24)

Portland Oregonian, “In a state of unemployment,” (July 19)

Portland Tribune, “NAFTA takes a blue-collar bite,” (July 18)

Portland Tribune, “Jobless rate- not as scary as it looks” (July 15)

Columbia (SC) State:  “How SC’s $12 million bet on biotech soured,” (July 13)

St. Paul Pioneer Press, “U. Buys into Biotech,” (July 7)

Seattle Times, “A Hub of Tax Breaks for South Lake Union Biotechs,” (June 16)

Portland Business Journal, Economist argues for the long view in building tech (May 15)

Minneapolis Star Tribune, “State has long way to go to become biotech center, (May 10) Hillsboro Argus, “Local officials share their concerns about county’s future,” (May 6)

The Scientist, “Indiana Wants You” (Volume 17, Issue 5) (May 5) Salem Statesman Journal “House to visit stadium funding” (May 5)

Dallas Federal Reserve Bank (San Antonio Branch), Vista, “Biotech and the San Antonio Economy,” by Keith Phillips and Maria Ritka Dzula , (Spring 2003)

Portland Tribune, “Big hopes, bad times” (Apr 22) Seattle Times, “Cities hang their hopes on building up biotech” (April 21)

Portland Oregonian, “Hillsboro cuts in school days trigger alarm (April 17)

San Diego North County Times, “San Diego’s bursting bio-diversity” (April 13) Toronto Globe and Mail, “US cities compete for biotech dollars”  (April 8)

Phoenix Arizona Republic, “State mapping biotech’s future” (March 29)

London, The Economist, “Cluster analysis:  Like birds of a feather, biotech firms flock together (March 27)

Joe Cortright’s Op-Ed: “Rural Revival,” Portland Oregonian, (March 9)

Sacramento Bee, “Will capital area be biotech mecca?,” (March 4)

Indianapolis Business Journal, “Life Science Initiative Selects Targets” (March 3)

Plant Sites & Parks, “Biotechnology:  Industry of the Future” (March)

Portland Oregonian, “County’s economy hinges on rebound in chip-making, (February 26)

Denver Rocky Mountain News, “Reuteman: Colorado in position to gain after dust settles” (February 15)

Portland Oregonian, “State must risk to keep tech edge” (February 4)

Portland Brainstorm Magazine, “Banking on Biotech” (February)

Portland Oregonian, “Portland, Multnomah County don’t have aid for schools in plans” (January 30)

 

2002

Portland Oregonian, “State’s biotech firms trail others in growth, study says” (December)

Hillsboro Argus “Economist expects turnaround in local economy by late 2003” (December 12)

Willamette Week, “Anywhere, USA” (December 11)

Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank , Business Review, “From Laboratory to Market:  The Biotechnology Industry in the Third District,” by Timothy Schiller, (Fourth Quarter 2002)

Portland Oregonian, “Business leaders call for sales tax” (December 10)

Denver Business Journal, “Institute will produce ‘plan’ for Colorado’s biotech industry” (December 6) Portland Oregonian, “Destination PDX: a youth culture convergence” (December 1)

Industry Week,  “Questioning Biotech’s Benefits” (November)

New York Federal Reserve Bank (Buffalo Branch), The Regional Economy, “Vitality in Upstate Medical Manufacturing” by Richard Deitz and Ramon Garcia, (Fall 2002)

Seattle Times, “Seattle and San Diego: Reflections on two cities” (September 15)

Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, Economic Review, “How High Tech is the Tenth District,” by Chad Wilkerson, (2nd Quarter, 2002)

Portland Tribune, “What’s right with Portland:  a lot” (August 30)

Portland Oregonian, “Area’s Economic Future Lacks Battle Plan” (August 18)

Austin American-Statesman, “Austin boom in ’90s part of creative shift in U.S.:  Migration of talented, highly paid workers creating new landscape” (August 4)

London Financial Times, “A risky experiment in biotechnology” (June 26)

Seattle Times, “Economic Memo: Risk and biotech go together” (June 23)

Portland Tribune, “What’s up?: As job growth increases a bit, forecasters pin an economic comeback on certain sectors” (June 14)

New York Times, “Cities and States Clamor to Be Bio Town, U.S.A.” (June 11).

Wall Street Journal, Desperately Seeking To Lure Biotechnology Businesses, (June 11)

Business Week, “So you want to be a biotech hotbed?” (June 13)

Toronto Star, “Too many cities want to be biotech centres” (June 13)

Philadelphia Inquirer, “A new industry could provide new lifeblood” (June 12)

Raleigh News & Observer, “A growing industry and the Triangle is a Leader” (June 11)

Site Selection, “Biotech Not Everywhere Despite Claims to the Contrary” (June)

Public Radio International–Marketplace “Biotech Cities” (June 11)

San Francisco Chronicle, “Biotrends: Two major reports highlight the globalization of biotechnology and the battle within the U.S. for regional supremacy” (June 10)

Portland Business Journal, “Westside Economic Summit Seeks Economic Development Direction” (April 3)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Biotech research touted as prime market to tackle” (March 20)

Portland Tribune, “Urban growth boundary’s bad rap may be bunk” (March 19)

Seattle Times, “Oregon’s downturn: State battered by slump in manufacturing” (January 13)

 

2001

Portland Tribune, “Tech still powers Oregon economy” (December 4)

Willamette Week, “Tales from the New Economy – Q&A: Joe Economist” (November 21)

Wall Street Journal, “Economic roil hits Northwest:  Once booming area faces downturn after blows to multiple sectors” (October 17)

 

Minneapolis Star Tribune, “New study finds a stronger Minnesota high-tech sector (August 7, 2001)

 

Minnesota Public Radio, “Gay Index Measures High Tech Success” (June 5)

New York Federal Reserve Bank (Buffalo Branch), The Regional Economy, “The Information Technology Industry in New York State,” by Richard Deitz and Ramon Garcia, (Spring 2001)

The Arizona Republic, “Venture capital chump change could raise big interest in Arizona” (January 29)

Washington Post, Weathering the Tech Shakeout” (January 16)

Portland Oregonian, “Study illustrates nuances of high tech” (January 16)

2000

Austin Statesman, “Technology and Tolerance:  Austin Advantages” (June 25)

Portland Oregonian, “In Washington County, High Tech Digs In” (May 18)

 

Earlier News

1999

Portland Oregonian, “EconData.Net gives easy access to local, regional economic data” (December 20)

Portland Oregonian, “A Growing Gap” (October 3) [Oregon’s rural counties aren’t keeping pace with the Portland area in terms of the number of jobs and wages]

Portland Oregonian, “Study Finds Fast Lane Businesses, aka Gazelles in Short Supply” (October 3)

Portland Oregonian, “Its One Oregon, Not Two”, (January 31)

Willamette Week, “Who’s Supporting Who?:  Challenging a widely held misconception about state funding”(January 27)

 

1995

Portland Oregonian, “Legislature Casts Aside Valuable State Resource” (August 8)

Portland Oregonian, “Cashing in on Video Poker” (February 17)