Westside Economic Alliance produces a weekly newsletter to inform our members about issues affecting the region's economy.  Here's a sampling of what was in our 2017 newsletters.


Building on housing strategies learned in the Silicon Valley

Carl Guardino        
Treece column encourages engagement in the RTP   Make room for some new neighbors & friends   The Port of Portland succeeds in bringing container ships back 
Highway 217 South   Moving Trucks   Port of Portland cranes
The future of TriMet's MAX lines   Collette announces she will be leaving office   New report shows big gains in Westside wages
MAX pulling into the station   Carlotta Collette   Pay day on the calendar
 Gleaning housing information from the Silicon Valley  Economists expect economic expansion for 2+ years   Portland region moves to the top in business & career ranking
Carl Guardino   U of O Econ Forum   Scholls Business Ctr
Congressman Kurt Schrader shares Washington, DC insight   Two key leaders announce they are retiring    Kaiser announces new Northwest president
congressman Kurt Schrader   OHSUPresidentJoeRobertsonNeil McFarlane    Ruth Brinkley
Toasting project completion with a cool drink of water    Chinese sister city delegation makes a stop on the Westside   Land Use & Housing gets an update on Beaverton
Lake O Tigard Water Partnership   Yichang China Delegation at Genentech   The Rise Central
Brain boost brings groove to school dedication   Woodstove replacement program is on fire   Transportation Committee learns more about Aloha Tomorrow
Vose Brain Dance   woodstove exchange program   TVHighway in Aloha
Portland continues economic growth, even surpassing its peers Walmart graduates & celebrates new training center Welcome to WEA's newest member
Bark blowing employees   Walmart Training Academy 2    Vial Fotheringham
Transportation Conference full of discussion, ideas WEA was wheelin' it through Wilsonville The complexities of fire & opening a highway back up
Roger Millar and Matt Garrett   Economic Development Bike Tour Group Shot 2017   ODOT crews plowing debris from Historic Columbia River Hwy
September's column is all about getting there Talking multi-modal transportation options with WTA Remembering former WEA President Mike Schmid
September 2017 column   Brian Burby with panelists   Mike Schmid
Business B4 Breakfast sparkles at Swire Coca-Cola, USA   Board endorses Hillsboro School District bond measure   WEA welcomes new members
baby water bottle   Hillsboro High School 2  
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Transportation celebrations circulate the region   Study shows most Oregonians are happy to go to work   Board Endorses PCC's upcoming bond renewal    
Governor Cermonial Signing of HB2017   DHM research graphic   0409 PCC Bond DJC photo web 605x402    
Congresswoman Bonamici talks issues with forum crowd   Board hears from Air Show & Port on Hillsboro Airport   State quarterly budget released & local numbers    
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici   WEA August 2017 Board meeting   Employment Gains    
PSU welcomes new president   Water program pours money back into local economy   Hub International acquires Coordinated Resources Group    
Rahmat Shoureshi   Willamette Water Supply Program   Shaking Hands    
Taking a look at local tourism and the economy   Coming up in September it's "Transportation Month"   Road construction complete, pedestrian open house starting    
Aug biz column   Cascade Scholls Ferry Intersection   Basalt Creek    
Next forum to feature Congresswoman Bonamici   PGE's Piro announces plans for retirement   Numbers are out for June - local economy is still flying high    
Congresswoman Bonamici   JimPiro pge   Mt St Helens with Plane    
The challenge is on for Beaverton startup companies   Construction is Oregon's top industry right now   New fare system allows passengers to Hop on board    
Computer   Roofingworkers   Hop Fastpass    
Transportation Committee talks legislative package   WEA's advocacy on the state transportation package   Talking trash with Metro & GRC    
Jim McCauley   Scholls Ferry Traffic   Ken Ray at GRC    
Sims brings energy, compassion to forum audience   Don't blame those flocking here for higher home prices   Membership brings us together    
Ron Sims at Forum   moving   New Members June 2017    
Oregon lawmakers decide not to advance revenue reform   Leaders say they're united when it comes to transportation   Learning more about the SW Corridor Plan & Equity    
State Capitol Salem   Freeway traffic at I5 217 junction   SW Corridor Presentation    
Comcast puts the pedal to the metal for Wilsonville event   Local numbers going low, low, low   Kaiser ceremony breaks ground for new facility    
Comcast World of Speed 1   Jagged down arrow   Kaiser ground breaking 7    
WEA welcomes Reinhart as new team member   Column looks at housing   Treece testifies at State Legislature for transportation    
KC Reinhart headshot   June Biz Tribune column 1   State Capitol with fountain 2    
WEA Board meets with the Governor  
Housing Summit kicks off Housing Month
   Welcome to the Alliance    
Gov Kate Brown   US Sen Merkley    New Members    
Jobs are still growing on the Westside   Washington County opens mental health walk-in center   Next Breakfast Forum to feature former HUD Secretary    
Orenco construction   Hawthorn Ribbon Cutting   Ron Sims Headshot 2    
Land Use & Housing learns more about the City of Cornelius
  The quarterly state economic forecast is released   Election brings good news & changes for some    
Ryan Wells   Watch me work graphic   Vote is in    
Breakfast Forum shows Westside mayors' spirit of collaboration   Transportation package focus of committee meeting   The economic benefit of parks & rec    
 Mayors plus Willey and Lopez    Transportation Committee 5 10 17    May Business Tribune    
 Portland region one of the hottest for recent college grads    Welcome new members    Water project opens up stream of business opportunities    
 JLL Portland hot market for college grads    Baker Rock Resources  PuroClean logo Tag TM    Water Supply Construction    
Upgrading MAX tracks could crimp commuters' travel plans    Welcome new members   Quinn to leave WEA to take job at Kaiser Permanente    
 TriMet video    Bridgetech    Mary    
Land Use Committee talks about urban growth management    Westside workers earn highest average wages in the state    State leaders announce plans for cutting costs    
 Elissa Gertler and Ted Reid    Average 2016 Wages    Gov. Kate Brown at Port Celebration    
"State of the County" highlights the good & the challenging   Treece reports on trip to DC   What's behind the housing shortage?    
AndyDuyck SOC 17   WashingtonCountyDoesDC2   Wilsonville Home Construction    
Wind storm blows emergency responders into high gear   The latest in regional employment numbers   Wilsonville set a record for building in 2016    
175th Rigert   Cell phone tower worker   Wilsonville Home Being Built    
Forum explores economic development in Oregon   Partnering to develop a future healthcare workforce   JLL reporting the industrial market growing in region    
Charlie Allcock Chris Harder Janet LaBar Chad Freeman2   Rendition of new OHSU PSU School of Public Health   JLL Industrial Snapshot    
Investing in the workforce in this month's WEA column   Land Use & Housing Committee talks Hillsboro   Welcome new members    
March Business Tribne Column   Colin Cooper  

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Transportation Committee talks freight & legislation   The "State of the City" season wraps up in Wilsonville    Business B4 Breakfast tours Sheldon Manufacturing    
Transportation Meeting 3 8 17   Mayor Tim Knapp    Dan Sheldons bday muffin    
Business B4 Breakfast to visit Sheldon Manufacturing   Truax & Dalin team up for "State of the City"    Breakfast Forum to focus on economic development    
BusinessB4Breakfast   Dalin and Truax    
Chris Harder Chad Freeman Janet LaBar
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Business Oregon
Chad Freeman
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Clark brings it home in her "State of the City" address   Golf sponsors given first right of refusal   Final report for Transportation Futures Study has arrived    
Clark SOC   Beaverton team pitches to green   Max and construction    
Forum panelists share legislative priorities   TriMet beta testing its Hop Pass - new fare system   State economic & revenue forecast looking solid    
FebForumPanel2   Neil McFarlane Hop Fastpass   Oregon Wage Growth Feb. 17    
Treece looks at federal policy & its impact on the Westside   TVF&R issues AEDs for off-duty staff   January forum on YouTube    
Feb.BizColumn   ImageofVerifiedResponderInvitationonSmartPhone 2   JanForumOnYouTube    
Transportation Committee hears ODOT's outlook for Hwy. 217  Tigardians of the Galaxy appear at "State of the City"  THPRD will receive a major grant for trail construction    
ODOT Jon Mackler    JohnCookSOC   THPRD trail    
Hillsboro "State of the City" address warms the audience The 2017 Legislative session has begun Metro and Clackamas County to come to 50 year terms    
SteveCallawaySOC   OregonStateCapitol   ClackamasCountyReserves    
Meet WEA's newest Board member Forum drives home smart transportation future Tualatin's State of the City - Tualatin is on the move    
SteveCallaway   SkipNewberryWilfredPinfoldSaraStiles   TualatinMayorLouOgden