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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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About the Economic Development Policy Expert Group

The Economic Development PEG will consider policies to foster business success, prosperity and employment land supply and vitality. This PEG will discuss issues related to economic development policy, responses to forecast shortfalls of industrial and institutional land supply, institutional land use, prime industrial land, short-term developable land and brownfield redevelopment. (Implementing the Equity Framework and Economic Prosperity & Affordability strategy of the Portland Plan)

Meeting Schedule

Economic Development PEG meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 7A. For transit directions, we recommend TriMet Trip Planner. For driving and Biking directions, we recommend Google Maps. There is on-street metered parking and a parking garage located beneath the building. Check our News and Updates page for more information including meeting agendas and minutes.

Potential Topics

The Economic Development Policy Expert Group will consider policies to foster business success, prosperity and employment land supply and vitality.  Specific issues to be addressed include:

  • Economic development policies, including job growth target
  • Resolving industrial land supply shortfall and designation of prime industrial land
  • Resolving campus institutional land supply shortfall and designation of campus institutional land
  • Brownfield redevelopment policy/strategy
  • Short-term land supply policy/strategy
  • Central City employment (connection to CC2035)


Community members have been chosen for their experience and ability to draw on the feedback and experiences of a larger community or constituency regarding perspectives on the topic of their PEG, and for their ability to collect feedback from that community or constituency when needed. Agency staff members have been chosen to bring an agency perspective to PEG discussions and to be able to take back and share PEG developments within their agencies, getting feedback when needed.


Steven Abel, Community Member

Paula Amato, Comprehensive Plan Update Community Involvement Committee

Betsy Clapp, Multnomah County Health Department

Lois Cortell, Portland Development Commission (former member)

Kirsten Day, Community Member (former member)

Justin Douglas, Portland Development Commission

David Ellis, Community Member

Peter Finley Fry, Community Member

Tom Foley, Community Member

Jonathan French, Community Member

Carol Lee Gossett, Community Member

Douglas Hardy, Portland Bureau of Development Services

Bob Hillier, Portland Bureau of Transportation

Gary Hollands, Community Member

Karen Homolac, Business Oregon

Mike Houck, Portland Planning & Sustainability Commission

Susie Lahsene, Port of Portland

Debbie Kitchin, Community Member

Dean Marriott, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services

Michael Montgomery, Community Member

Judith Mowry, Portland Office of Equity and Human Rights

Anne Naito-Campbell, Community Member

Kirk Olsen, Community Member

Ted Reid, Metro

Ryan Schera, Comprehensive Plan Update Community Involvement Committee

Marty Stiven, Community Member

Staff Lead

Steve Kountz, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability or 503-823-4551


Joe Hertzberg, Decisions Decisions