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University Industry Partnerships

Joe’s keynote presentation to the Portland State University conference — inaugurating new university President Wim Wievel — on the importance of university-city cooperation for successful economic development.

Oregon Economic Outlook.

Impresa’s analysis of Oregon economic conditions prepared for the Oregon Business Plan Summit.

The Young and the Restless: Mobile Talent and Creative Cities

Who are the young, mobile and talented workers that drive creative cities? Joe outlines this influential trend and how cities can attract — and keep — the young and the restless.