Economic Development Assistance
The League of Women Voters of Portland believes the City of Portland should play a leadership role in supporting the stability, growth and diversification of the economy within the city limits.
Programs for assistance in economic development and promotion of local employment opportunities to public and private entities may include:
- City staff assistance (technical assistance, permit facilitation, and planning assistance in finding financing);
- Subsidized public improvements (such as streets and sewers);
- Low interest loans.
In supporting local development, the City of Portland should assist industrial commercial districts in outlying areas as well as the downtown core and should favor development which significantly increases private sector jobs.