Greater Portland Inc develops the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) every five years on behalf of the Greater Portland Economic Development District (GPEDD), which includes Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark counties. The current CEDS was developed in direct partnership with Metro, and was adopted by the GPEDD board of directors on July 29, 2021. It will be released publicly soon.
Explore the strategy:
CEDS for public review (PDF)
CEDS summary (PDF)
The Greater Portland region is an equitable, innovative, resilient and forward-thinking economy that fosters upward economic mobility for individuals and prosperity for businesses.
Foster upward economic mobility
Support a competitive economy
Build a resilient region
How will the CEDS will be used?
Education - the documents will be used to engage elected officials and business leaders to help amplify the vision and provide support through actions.
Invest - the strategy will be used to leverage greater investment in the region by providing data and rationale that can be used to obtain grants to fund implementation and align federal and states' legislative agendas to collaboratively solicit funding.
Collaborate - the work will engage organizations and departments within jurisdictions to break down silos and leverage resources to the greatest extent possible to elevate one another's work.
If you have questions about the CEDS or its planning process, reach out to Brittany Bagent, GPI’s Vice President of Strategy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the CEDS, GPEDD recently developed an economic recovery plan for the region in response to COVID-19. This work directly informed and is embedded in the CEDS.