Hear what WEA members are
saying about the organization:

 

“Westside Economic Alliance is an important voice for issues that impact businesses that are located on the west side of the Portland-metro region. WEA is actively engaged in policy that impacts businesses - land use, transportation and infrastructure – I have found WEA to be a valuable source for learning about topical issues, communicating with regional elected officials, and a forum for coming together on advocacy efforts.”

- Carly Riter, NW Region Government Affairs Manager, Intel

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“Our ability to grow our businesses and maintain a community where our employees want to work and live depends in large part on the policy decisions made by our governments. One of the reasons the west side of the Portland Metro Area has thrived is the WEA , a strong and respected voice for business across the region.  Whether it’s permitting, taxes, land use, transportation planning or environmental regulation, the WEA gets an attentive audience with local officials and other leaders. The WEA doesn’t hesitate to advocate on behalf of individual members on issues that affect business and our quality of life – It carries the authority of the community behind it.”

- Carol Dillin, Vice President, PGE

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“We’re headquartered in Portland and have had a presence in Washington County for 40 years; so in addition to the usual mission statement, networking, and etc., the WEA really keeps us involved in local and regional issues and events that impact not only the future of our business in this region, but all aspects of our employees’ lives.”

- Mike Morey
Assistant Vice President,
The Standard--StanCorp Mortgage
Investors, LLC

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“Although I am a member of WEA through Washington County's membership, I've enrolled my own business, Duyck Machine inc. The reason for this is that I've seen the influence that WEA has had on economic and transportation policy which continues to keep Washington County a good place to live and work. WEA membership also creates an opportunity to interact directly with our electeds at the State and local level.”

- Andy Duyck
Washington County Chair and Duyck Machine Inc. owner

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“Angelo Planning Group (APG) has been a member of the WEA since 1999. As a small company we appreciate the access to information WEA offers through the monthly forums and various committees. We also appreciate the chance to meet with larger companies and public agencies that are WEA members to understand common issues and where there are opportunities to collaborate and do business. WEA offers our firm the ability to participate and have a voice in issues that are important to us at both the local and statewide level.”

- Frank Angelo, Principal, Angelo Planning Group