Multnomah County lost jobs over the past decade while Washington and Clackamas counties added jobs.
Multnomah County lost jobs over the past decade while Washington and Clackamas counties added jobs, a new report says.
The Westside Economic Alliance represents employers in Washington and western Clackamas counties. The analysis was presented at the group’s Aug. 24 board meeting.
Much of Washington County’s success can be attributed to the aggressive recruitment of high-tech businesses such as Intel and SolarWorld that have manufacturing plants in and around Hillsboro, according to alliance Executive Director Jonathan Schlueter. Housing costs are also lower in Washington County than Multnomah County, Schlueter says, which attracts young families.
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