The Five-Year Plan
With its commitment to sustainability and “green living,” Portland frequently ranks as one of the most livable cities in America. But the high quality of life that brings people to Portland has not automatically translated to economic opportunities or jobs once they’re here.
On July 24, Erin Flynn, economic development director for the Portland Development Commission, will explain the city’s five-year plan to grow the economy, create jobs and sustain the quality of life that Portland residents enjoy. She will clarify why it is vital for Portland to maintain – and expand – its position as a leader in the global, green economy. She will also discuss how Portland can maximize the competitive environment for traded-sector companies, drive urban-core innovation and stimulate neighborhood business vitality.
Prior to joining the Portland Development Commission in 2007, Erin Flynn served as Vice President of FutureWorks, a Boston-based policy and strategy consulting firm focused on regional economic development.