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2020 Greater Portland Economic Summit

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped us celebrate regional partnerships! Click through photos from the event below.

2020 Greater Portland Economic Summit

Choosing Greater Portland

Below are the videos featured at the Economic Summit, in which four company leaders share why they chose to invest in our region.

RealWear - Choosing Greater Portland from Spirit Media on Vimeo.

Oros - Choosing Greater Portland from Spirit Media on Vimeo.

10net - Choosing Greater Portland from Spirit Media on Vimeo.

Element Six - Choosing Greater Portland from Spirit Media on Vimeo.


Igniting Innovation through Education and Industry Partnerships

Greater Portland Inc’s signature event celebrated GPI’s role as the region’s premier public-private partnership and shines a spotlight on our region’s competitiveness in a global economy.

This year, with conversations led by higher education and workforce leaders, we explored how education and industry partnerships ignite innovation and serve to help students, communities and our regional economy thrive.

Keynote speaker: Tracye McDaniel

Tracye McDaniel, president of TIP Strategies, Inc., brings a global perspective to local strategies. Throughout her thirty-year career, Tracye has advised and supported five governors in all facets of economic development. She has led marketing efforts in over 51 countries. Tracye is a trusted advisor to CEOs, nonprofits, public organizations, and private enterprises.

Prior to joining TIP, Tracye was the founder and CEO of McDaniel Strategy Ecosystems. She has served as president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Corporation and TexasOne, an independently funded and operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to marketing the state globally for business attraction, retention, and foreign direct investment.

Before that, Tracye was Founding CEO of Choose New Jersey, one of a few economic development organizations in the country wholly funded through private sources. While there, she shaped the state’s brand for economic development marketing as well as its business retention and recruitment strategies. Tracye was also one of the founding creators of Opportunity Houston at the Greater Houston Partnership where she served in the role of Executive Vice President and COO.


Our speakers:

This year's Summit featured the leading higher education voices in our region.

President Tim Cook
Clackamas Community College

Interim President
Sandra A. Fowler-Hill
Clark College

President Danny Jacobs
Oregon Health & Science University

Director Andrew Lattanner
PCC Training Center
Portland Community College

Vice Chancellor Renny Christopher
Washington State University - Vancouver

Interim President
Stephen Percy
Portland State University

President Michael Schill
University of Oregon
President Lisa Skari
Mt. Hood Community College

Executive Associate Dean Belinda Batten
College of Engineering
Oregon State University


Thank you to our sponsors

Greater Portland Annual Summit crowd

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