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Portland Drives Oregon

Withouth Portland, Oregon would be a conservative, rural Western state. But now, Portland is in trouble.
November 4, 2003, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"While business critics worry the region has lost its competitive edge, boosters say the region has developed a unique quality of life that is attracting the young, educated people who will be the stars of the next economic wave -- whatever that turns out to be. Portlandia's size and wealth make it the most influential of the state's regions... Now, Portlandia is at a crossroads, gripped by a crisis of confidence in the wake of some of the highest urban job losses of the national recession."

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Published on Sunday, November 2, 2003 in The Oregonian
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