Author: John Mozena

John C. Mozena is the president of the Center for Economic Accountability.

What creates jobs? What goes into building a healthy and vibrant economy that creates real opportunity for as many people as possible? Right now, Portland has an opportunity to answer those questions in a way that sets the city apart as a model for people-based prosperity, rather than continuing to compete in a corporate welfare race to the bottom. Portland’s growing reputation as a great place to live and work means it’s well-positioned to turn away from an archaic “economic development” model where politicians and bureaucrats pick and choose companies for special favors. Instead, the region can embrace a forward-looking…

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