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Portland Metropolitan Area (Or.), Economic indicators -- Analysis, Economic conditions -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Demographic surveys -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area


In this report, Global Portland measures Greater Portland’s ties to the rest of the world. The data we use to quantify these ties include the following: Exports, which tell us the extent to which Greater Portland’s businesses are selling goods and services to countries outside of the United States. Foreign direct investment, which quantifies the extent of economic activity in Greater Portland due to investors from other countries. Foreign visitors, which describes the number of people who visit Greater Portland from other countries and estimates the amount of money they spend while they are here; Foreign-born residents, quantifying the number of people living in Greater Portland who have moved here from another country and Foreign students, which quantifies the number of college students studying in Greater Portland from abroad and their retention in the workforce.


Published by the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, School of Urban Studies and Planning, College of Urban and Public Affairs (

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