We are a nonprofit, member-based organization that advocates for a healthy economy on the Westside of the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region. Westside Economic Alliance provides our members with a unified voice on local, regional, and state issues. At WEA we believe that smart investments require a balancing of three elements: creating a taxing and incentive environment where businesses can thrive, bolstering a well-trained and well-paid workforce, and investing in the creation of a healthy community.
Issues of concern include land use regulations, housing, urban growth boundary expansion, transportation funding, workforce development, and other Westside infrastructure issues vital to economic development. Westside Economic Alliance members work strategically through our committees on local, county, and state policy-making, to advocate for our members.