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Bridge Town Ranked 2017’s best place for business and careers by Forbes.

  • ​Portland has been ranked #1 by Forbes in its annual analysis of Best Places for Business and Careers 2017. Portland’s outdoor scene, progressive politics and environmental friendliness is fueling a migration of young talent to the city. 
  • The region boasts the 9th highest concentration of highly educated millennials.
  • Household incomes are up 4% annually since 2011 and unemployment has fallen below 4% from its peak in 2009.
  • The current median home price in Portland is $409,000, 70% lower than the 3rd place winner Seattle, whose current median home price is $695,600.
  • The cities’ $157 billion economy benefits from the more than 150,000 college students and 36 universities within 50 miles of Portland, where  46% of adults have a bachelors degree or higher.
  • 7.2% of all the jobs in Portland fall within the well-paid STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math), compared to the national average of 5.8%. ​

Source: JLL Research, Forbes, Experian​

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