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Westside Economic Alliance produces a weekly newsletter to inform our members about issues affecting the region's economy. 



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Save the date for next month's Legislative Reception Congratulations to 2020 Start Up Challenge winners  
Legislators OTBC Winners 2020  
Economic development is on stage for the next forum Committee talks Sherwood & Clackamas County  Clackamas County & 3 others join WEA membership
Hyatt Crane Construction 11 20 19 Hajduk with LUH Committee 11 20 19  AtwellClackamas CountyTualatin Hills Park FoundationUGMPortland Logo new web
Back to bridge building between two governors Terminal 6 to see weekly container call Economic forecast holds steady, despite head winds
Gov Inslee Gov Brown 2 Terminal 6 oregon economic and revenue forecast december 2019 14 638
PSU releases preliminary population estimates Transportation Committee gets updated on SW Corridor  Dirksen not seeking another term
Gracie Sheridan Transportation Committee 11 13 19  Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen
Voters give nods to ballot measures  Westside ground breaking x 3 = bright future  Column looks at past & present housing situation
barn at cooper mtn  PR Center for the Arts 2 Multi Family Construction
Nike is about to run with a new CEO  New industrial development breaks ground in Sherwood  PCC awarded near $1 million grant for STEM education
John Donahoe 2  Phelan development in Sherwood  SarahTeters PCC STEM
Local firefighters are helping our California neighbors Westside discussion on transportation needs Welcome new member Forth
WashCo Firefighters California Wildfire 2 Get Moving 2020 Forth
Kittelson helps develop national guidebook October's WEA column energizes your ride Committed to sustainability & corporate responsibility
Electric Avenue Electric TriMet Bus Intel Video
Merkley forum presentation brought some to tears Household formations increasing, but at slower pace  Washington County Elections Office is on the move
Senator Merkley Houses and Mt Hood  Elections Office
Multi-City Equity Summit is coming up next week Metro's #GetMoving event Improving access to transit, focus of two open houses
Multi City Equity Summit TV Highway 2 Nike Biketown
PDX beautified through local artists' vision Forum panel shares "Growing Up" study Wyden's staff mourns the loss of Mary Gautreaux
PDX Mural 2 Growing Up Panel Mary Gautreaux
Real ID could be a real problem for Oregon travelers
Breaking affordable housing ground in Tigard Triangle
 Pedaling through the true Westside of the region
Real ID Sample NewProjects.RRCCRendering5.18  2019 Ec Dev Bike Tour iphone
Moving forward with energy and transportation Learning more by foot about Beaverton's downtown  
Sept 16 19 Panel Kelsey Pope Treece O Leary Beaverton Walking Tour Sept 18 19  
Transportation Committee hears about possible tunnel WEA column encourages transportation engagement Pacific's PA school awarded $450k grant
Bihn Sept 2019 Column physicassist
Latest look at wages shows gains across state Measuring more than the traditional unemployed A little WEA email housekeeping - WEA is hyphen free
Paycheck Employee Performance Graphic no hyphen
TriMet changes schedules to help speed up the system Nike's "Just Do It" Day brings announcement Water project closes on financing & gains new partner
New TriMet Bus Nike LeBron James Building Willamette Water Supply Program Pipe
 Meet WEA's newest Board members Melvin Mark brings home Columbia Sportswear expansion WEA column shines a light on King City
 Nina CarlsonGinaColePlaskerSquareCrop Dec 2018 Columbia Sportswear sign August Column
Schrader talks about work in DC Officials tour Scoggins Dam & talk about its future WEA Economic Bike Tour heading to Cornelius & Forest Grove
Congressman Kurt Schrader Hagg Lake Tour 2019 Rob Drake Jesse Vanderzanden Mark Jockers Pam Treece
Comcast expands low income services Port of Portland mentor program looks for applicants Local unemployment rate said to be boring, but it's a good thing
Internet Essentials Comcast Port of Portland Mentorship Program Beaverton Safety Center Construction
Joint committee talks regional transportation funding Local numbers - jobs continue to increase in manufacturing Another thank you to those supporting WEA's annual fundraiser
Joint transportation funding meeting ImperialManufacturing 13 1024x683 Chipping Contest
Housing the biggest topic with regional leaders at forum Wilsonville is plugging into electric buses for its transit system Westside economy benefits from tourism - this month's column
Panel 6 26 19 Smart Unveiling Full Size Camera 1 10 July Column With Quilt Square
New study shows Washington County has the highest percentage of trade related jobs in the state Land Use & Housing Committee learns more about parks Cornelius named top 10 All-America City
Acumed inspection Land Use Committee June 2019 Corenlius Main Street
Pac/West's Newgard provides a legislative update for GRC Fanno's beaver deceiver lets the water flow King City celebrates renovated City Hall in its "State of the City"
Jeff Newgard Jason Snider Pam Treece Ribbon Cutting King City
New Census data shows growing population Kaiser Permanente is connecting health & social services Column shines a light on working together regionally
Sexton Mountain Housing Looking East To Mt Hood At Sunset Kaiser Permanente Thrive Local June Column2
Wilsonville working to relieve traffic congestion on I-5 Portland State releases its economic forecast  Alliance's newest members
i5 boone bridge congestion study 0 Manufacturing 2  remboldPolygon Homes
Westside mayors talk priorities at Breakfast Forum Beaverton doubles in delight over central development Holland Partner Group breaks ground on SoHi apartments
Westside Mayors Beaverton Central Aerial Image of New Roads in SoHi
Economic & Revenue Forecast - growing, but at slower pace Holland Partner Group breaks ground on SoHi apartments Landye Bennett Blumstein remembers law firm partner
View from 9th floor at St. V Aerial Image of New Roads in SoHi TomLandye 3
Land Use & Housing learns about Forest Grove & Beaverton WEA supports MAX stop closures with letter US DOT tentatively approves service from PDX to Haneda
May LUH Meeting With Jesse Vanderzanden 2 MAX Train At Providence Park pdx delta take off
A candid conversation with the Port's Curtis Robinhold Transportation talks MAX, priorities, & possible funding Job growth vs population growth
Curtis Robinhold Roy Rogers Moving Trucks
11 mayors + 1 forum stage = A great upcoming event Cornelius voters to see fire levy renewal on ballot PCC Foundation looks to raise funds & bridge the gap
Welcome to WEA Cornelius Fire PCC Willow Creek
"State of the City" with Tualatin Leadership WEA Endorses the TVF&R Local Option Levy on May 21 Ballot Data show Washington County gains manufacturing jobs
Mayor Frank Bubenik Station 70 House For TVFR Manufacturing
State of Washington County takes a fresh approach Land Use and Housing Committee hosts Tigard Senior Planner TriMet Moves Closer to Hillsboro Red Line Service to PDX
SOC Kathryn2 Susan Shank Red line airport platform 1024x682
Snider's "State of the City" - Late Night in Tigard Sherwood "State of the City"-"the good, the bad, & a little ugly" A Highway 217 update & learning about MAX stop closures
Mayor Snider Mayor Keith Mays with Sherwood Residents Transportation Committee April Meeting
Despite trade uncertainty, Oregon exports grew in 2018 Oregon has a new Secretary of State  
T6 Autos Bev Clarno Swearing In As Secretary of State  
WEA welcomes three new Board members  Cornelius opens the doors of opportunities with a new library  Washington County receives grant for Cornelius Pass
New Board Members  Cornelius Mayor Jef Dalin  Cornelius Pass at Evergreen Pkwy
Connecting people through good design - Wilsonville SOC Land Use Committee gets a peek at conservation district Oregon job growth ranks 16th in the nation
Mayor Tim Knapp Aaron Shaw TSWCD Job growth 2018
Transportation - Sunset Corridor, Cornelius Pass, & RTP

Hillsboro Airport plan receives stamp of approval


Women's History Month & our own Betty Atteberry
3 13 19 Transportation Committee Hillsboro Airport and Corporate Jet Betty Atteberry 2
Forum shares a wealth of commercial real estate knowledge Water is the high priority - Banks "State of the City"  Welcome to our newest WEA members
March 7 2019 BF Panel Banks Mayor Pete Edison 2 Harris WorkSystemsHildick StrategiesUnified Business OregonWorld of Speed logo
Teaming up on State of the City on the true Westside The rest of the story with Mayor Pete Truax  West Linn joins "State of the City" addresses
Dalin Truax Dalin Truax passing of the mic Mayor Russ Axelrod 2
Clean Water Services' Curtis talks with Land Use Committee  Treece to co-chair transportation task force TriMet rolls out new bus fleet & retires the old timers
Nora Curtis TVHighway in Aloha New TriMet Bus
Transportation talks bridge over Columbia, SW Corridor update PGE's stocks more energy into new renewable facility The Port of Portland top offs new construction
Transportation Committee 2 13 19 pan Wind Farm Topping Off at PDX
Forum draws water experts together for Westside project  New WEA President says now is the time for diversity  Planning for the future - North Plains "State of the City"
Panel 500px  Dettmer Photo 2017  Mayor Teri Lenahan
Celebrating former Washington County Chair Andy Duyck Hillsboro's "State of the City" walks the talk on inclusion Welcome to new WEA members
Andy Duyck Jan 2019 Walking school bus

John Cook CPA logo

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Tigard Tualatin logo

Legislative Reception - bringing issues to the table Polling shows voters would favor transportation measure The winds of change are blowing through Terminal 6
Legislators 2019 I 5 at 217 Kruse Way Vestas onto cart
Westside sees a lot of swearing in ceremonies Cornelius Pass over the West Hills to close this summer Schmidt named Clackamas County's new administrator 
Washington County Swearing In 2 Corn Pass Gary Schmidt
Beaverton celebrates its 2018 accomplishments Learning more about a public transit program JLL's reporting high sales for '18 & low industrial vacancy in '19
Denny SOC 2 Tom Mills JLL Report
Economic outlook going into 2019 The 124th Avenue Extension is open for business  Portland State, PCC, & OHSU break ground on new building
 Economy Gears  45 124 road extension  New PSU PCC OHSU Building