Growth slows in Pacific Northwest cities


Growth has slowed in Seattle and Portland, some of the hottest cities of the 1990’s. 

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Growth has slowed in Seattle and Portland, some of the hottest cities of the 1990’s.

The region that was a darling of the 1990s, when companies including Starbucks and Microsoft Corp. hired workers by the thousands and influenced the popular culture, is still drawing migrants like Gowen, according to 2010 Census data released yesterday. It’s the jobs that are scarcer.

Oregon’s population rose 12 percent to 3,831,074 since 2000, the slowest pace since the 1980s, census figures show.

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