For 2018, we’ve identified four issue areas we must address to ensure Portland’s future is an equitable city where prosperity can be shared by all.
It is time to put an end to the disturbing increase in traffic deaths, which disproportionately occur in neighborhoods with larger minority and low-income populations. We must achieve Vision Zero and ensure that every Portlander has access to safe, walkable and bikeable streets.
Equity in Entrepreneurship & Access to Capital
We will leverage the strength of established businesses to help entrepreneurs cultivate success and create more opportunity for more diverse business leaders. While we cannot erase the inequities that were created by historic economic development strategies, we can be a part of developing and implementing strategies that are inclusive of and beneficial to Portland's diverse communities.
Community & Connection
Rather than prescribe our own solutions, we will listen to community leaders to determine where our business voices can be most helpful to their essential work.
Portland's business community can also get more done by constructive engagement with our representatives. The complex challenges our city faces call for a new approach to policy engagement that is collaborative and advances the outcomes that will benefit not only our businesses, but the community as a whole.
Housing & Homelessness
Addressing the housing and homelessness crisis is essential to the future success of our city and businesses.
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