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Superintendents forum gets an "A"   Oregon Governor Kate Brown releases budget   WEA column takes a look at long term water supply & funding   Four new members join the Alliance
Don Grotting Mike Scott Sue Hildick   Governors Budget   Nov Column2   Logo Columbia Bank
Oregon welcomed more than 50,000 new residents in a year   Oregon Economy still has the green light, but for how long?   Transportation Committee talks employee payroll tax   SW Corridor decisions on the move
UHaul   Wage Gains Economic Forecast   Aaron Deas   SW Corridor Preferred Alternative Alignment
Researching mobility and economic prosperity    It's a wrap on elections 2018   The most recent employment numbers  Kaiser Permanente about to welcome patients to new offices 
Somewhere in Hillsboro    Collecting ballots 2   Worker     Group shot
Bonamici & Schrader address WEA forum guests   Changing faces on the Westside   WEA welcomes two new public members   Tualatin to Wilsonville traffic is about to flow easier
Bonamici Schrader Talking   Ruth Osuna 2   North Plains logoWest Linn logo   Ribbon Cutting 124
Conference gave perspectives on housing & transportation   Transportation Committee talks Interstate Bridge & more   WEA column focuses on "Intersectionality for planners"    Forbes names Portland area 3rd best for "business & careers" 
Mimi Panel Stephen Eric Dan Smaller    Interstate Bridge   Oct Column Lombard St LaScala   Downtown Portland cranes 
Celebrating the beginning of a new Event Center   Forum brings together candidates for Washington County Chair   U.S. unemployment lowest since 1969, looks good here too   Brown announces he's leaving Hillsboro post
Groundbreaking   Full Room at TCC Plus Those On Stage   Jobs Growth Graph August 2018   Michael Brown
Land Use & Housing Committee gets a Clean Water update    Beaverton breaks ground on new Public Safety Center   Oregon's unemployment rate hits lowest level since 1976   WEA has four new members
Mark Jockers Nora Curtis 2   Ground Breaking Beaverton Safety Center   Downward Arrow   Gallatin Group
Next WEA forum and events beyond   Willow Creek Crossing about to become a reality   Changing faces & places on the Westside    Building relationships the "Oregon way" 
Forum room   Dirt flying websized   toddduwe   Sept. WEA Column web
Senator Wyden talks federal issues with WEA crowd   COO supports cities' requests for UGB expansions   Economic forecast still shows a green light short term   Construction predicted to be a big job builder moving forward
Senator Ron Wyden   UGB Expansion Areas   Oregon Employment Gains graph   Construction 2 websized
Joint committee meeting brings WEA members into the process    Column looks at the industrial land process   WEA Board of Directors meets to discuss Metro Housing Bond and the Constitutional Amendment measures    TriMet to experience the biggest single expansion in history 
Full Room with Rembold Project Behind Websized    Aug. Column websized    8.22.18   bus 57 
Forum brings focus to the labor shortage   PCC President Mitsui testifies in DC   Virginia Garcia opens new wellness center at Cedar Hills   Thousands of tech jobs being advertised with Worksystems
Labor Shortage Forum   MarkMitsui1 500x460   Virginia Garcia Rendering   Number funnel
Committee chats about land use in North Plains   Voters will see housing bond measure on November ballot   Local numbers are released   New members accepted
Teri Lenahan and Andy Varner   Tigard Affordable Housing   Numbers Graphs   PacificSource logo thumbnail
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The Westside mayors entertain, inform   Tigard makes room for more jobs   TriMet to start 24 hour service for two lines   No Pot-holelandia on the Westside, roads get attention
May 31 Breakfast Forum web   Hunziker Groundbreaking   TriMet Line 57   Bethany Road Construction
Economic forecast - sweet with some bear watching   Special session done in a blink of an eye   Advisory committee's first meeting brings ideas for fall event   Local numbers, what does it all mean?
Biennial Revenue Growth   State Capitol Salem   Advisory Committee 2   Jobs Graphic
Joint meeting talks UGB expansion proposals   Economic, population growth slowing its roll according to report   Recent new members - welcome to WEA   WEA welcomes two new members 
Speakers for joint meeting   Rembold project   banks2017
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Labor seems to be biggest challenge for construction industry    ODOT is making plans for an improved Highway 217    OHSU & PCC Rock Creek name new presidents   Column focuses on new online tool for young job seekers 
Construction Panel    OR217OverviewMapMay2018    OHSU New Pres Danny Jacobs ChrisVilla    May Column Photo2
May the 4th be with the the Westside mayors   Golf registration is open   Paper, pressure & ink = beauty at Lithtex   WEA Board of Directors welcomes new director
Westside mayors with Rodrigo   Golfer teeing off   Touring Lithtex   Randy Ealy
Sharpen those pencils, it's voting time   Washington County workers earn highest wages in Oregon   Industrial land - not enough supply in the pipeline   JLL releases industrial lease report
Vote May 15   Sheldon Worker   Troy Gagliano April LUH Meeting   JLL Industria Lease Sizes
Wilsonville "State of the City"   Committee hears about bond measure & payroll tax   ODOT collects value pricing feedback   Housing affordability improving short term say economist 
Wilsonville Mayor Tim Knapp   Tom Mills and Sherilyn Lombos   Interstate 5 Southbound traffic    Sexton Mountain Housing Looking East To Mt Hood At Sunset
 Duyck's last "State of the County" brings a standing O   Gibson shares the future vision of growth in King City    Water program makes a splash with employers    Justice Center opens its door for those desperately in need 
Andy Duyck with Eric Schmidt   1.5 Mayor Ken Gibson 3 21 18    Business Tribune Header    Ribbon Cutting For Family Justice

Pacific University is seeing a lot of lights, cameras, & action


Transportation Committee hears from TriMet & Scoop

  Port is #1 for west coast auto exports   Column inspired by today's youth leadership
Pacific University film set    Transportation Meeting March 14 2    Auto Exports   MYAB
Election results in   Kaiser cuts the ribbon on a new medical, dental office   TriMet announces new GM & new Westside bus line   Forest Grove & Cornelius partner on "State of the City"
Keith Mays   Kaiser Opening In Tanasbourne2   dougkelsey   Jef Dalin and Pete Truax








 WEA Board supports two upcoming ballot measures    Keeping the water biz local    Washington County Sheriff is in recruiting mode    The Legacy Health Foundation receives a $5 million grant
WEA Board of Directors Feb 2018    Water Supply Project Economic Impact   WCSOrecruitment1    DetlevBoisonLab2storycenter 
 New PSU President gives insight into university    WEA Transportation Committee meets with WTA to talk RTP    State releases quarterly budget forecast   Bridging the work skills gap - this month's column 
PSU Prez Rahmat Shoureshi   Kathryn Harrington and WTA WEA members   oregon economic and revenue forecast march 2018 5 638   Bridging the gap workers graphic
Tigard gives "State of City" address Hamilton-style    WEA introduces new board member    Welcome new members    Hillsboro rises to the challenge during "State of the City"
John Cook SOC   Shannon pic   Berg and Associates   Steve Callaway
Ogden gives his last State of the City address in Tualatin    Westside members working towards gold    Veterans have a new place to call home   Walmart Foundation awards more than $540,000 in grants 

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  Olympic VR   Pomeroy Place   Walmart Grant 2 
Study shows Comcast has half billion dollar economic impact   Local economic numbers continue to set growth records    Legislative Reception sees its biggest turn out thus far  

Land Use learns about Metro's regional bond process


Comcast employee   Manufacturing workers   Legislators   Land Use Housing Committee 1 17 18

King City's inaugural "State of the City" address    An opportunity to up your committee involvement game   Committee talks Regional Transportation Options Strategy   Beaverton kicks off the "State of the City" season

Mayor Ken Gibson

  Marcus and Robin Morales   Kid on bike   Denny SOC
Treece's column looks at recycling   Welcome new members   Nike names new buildings & share its new art additions   Gain a little, lose a little - local employment numbers

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