july, 2019

11jul11:30 am1:00 pmLunch Program | July

Event Details

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Bringing Home the Bacon: Where and What will be the Regional Job Growth in the Next 20 Years?

Future Job growth is anticipated to place new demand on the supply of commercial real estate in order to be successful. Historically, new job growth expanded into vacant land on the edge of the metro area. However, current industry trends show new patterns, which partially contributes to why Metro did not approve an expansion of the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). The panel will discuss industry growth, recent innovations in land use, and why public-private partnerships are critical to ensure the region can continue to grow its job base.

The Takeaways:

  • Learn about which industries have the most anticipated employment growth and where they want to develop.
  • Hear about recent innovative approaches to using the land within the UGB for new employment growth.
  • Understand why new employment land was not added to the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB).
  • Discuss if the market supports these new development ideas.

The Specifics:

CREW Portland member and economic development consultant, Alisa Pyszka of Bridge Economic Development, will moderate a lively discussion on how the Portland region will accommodate an anticipated 209,000 new jobs by 2038 in the seven-county region in a land-restricted environment.

Attendees will hear directly from Metro Planning and Development Director, Elissa Gertler, regarding the Metro decision process on how and where to expand the UGB. Teresa Carr, Director of Business Development and Commercial Properties at Port of Portland is responsible for making sure several significant employers in the region have sites for expansion. She will provide her perspective on market trends and the impact of the limited UGB expansion. Chris Nelson, Principal with Capstone Partners, will provide a market perspective on how industry is changing and what it needs in order to grow.


Elissa Gertler, Planning and Development Director at Metro





  Teresa Carr, Director, Business Development and Commercial Properties at Port of Portland





Chris Nelson, Principal, Capstone Partners





Alisa Pyszka, Moderator


(Thursday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


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