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Economic indicators -- Analysis, Economic conditions -- Oregon, Portland Metropolitan Area (Or.) -- Population, Oregon -- Population -- Statistics, Oregon -- Emigration and immigration -- Economic aspects, Population forecasting -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area

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46 pages


NERC's biannual forecast of employment, income, housing permits, and house prices for the Portland MSA. The April release also includes the annual forecast of population and households.



NERC is based at Portland State University in the College of Urban and Public Affairs. The Center focuses on economic research that supports private and public policy decision-making, and relates to issues important to the Pacific Northwest and the Portland Metropolitan Area. NERC serves the public, nonprofit, and private sector community with high quality, unbiased, and credible economic analysis. Dr. Tom Potiowsky is the Director of NERC. Dr. Jenny H. Liu is NERC’s Assistant Director and Assistant Professor in the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning. Peter Hulseman is NERC’s Senior Economist. Research support and report design were provided by Economist Emma Willingham, and additional support was provided by Adam Rovang and Devin Bales.

Special Thanks to our Technical Advisory Committee, whose expertise informed this report: Josh Harwood, Josh Lehner, Jeff Renfro, Amy Vander Vliet, and Michael Paruszkiewicz.

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