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Plans and Studies

Plans and studies to support community partners in achieving their equitable economic development goals.

Beaverton Downtown Equity Strategy

A joint initiative of the City of Beaverton and its Urban Redevelopment Agency to guide public investments in downtown Beaverton with a focus on racial equity, preventing and mitigating displacement, and creating an inclusive downtown for all.

Capital Scan Report

The Oregon Capital Scan, an inventory of capital streams in Oregon, is conducted by the Lundquist College of Business and the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement at the University of Oregon.

Coalition of Communities of Color Addressing the Racial Wealth Gap Report

This report focuses on the racial wealth gap experienced by Black, Indigenous, and Latine (BIL) communities in Oregon using national and regional research, data, and approaches, paired with surveys and interviews with people working toward closing the gap

Coalition of Communities of Color Leading with Race Report

Over 2 years of engagement and relationship building in Washington County resulted in this report conducted by the Research Justice Center of the Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC).

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Greater Portland Area Dashboard

The CEDS was developed to engage community leaders, leverage the involvement of private-sector partners, and establish a blueprint for regional collaboration.

Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD)

Department of Land Conservation and Development includes information on land use planning programs, research for planners and local governments, and how to participate in planning efforts.

Metro Community Investment Toolkit

The Community Investment Toolkit provides information to local governments, nonprofit organizations, developers and community leaders about best practices for creating and enhancing vibrant urban communities.

Policy Link

Publications, webinars, news, and tools to assist with advocating for public investments to create economic opportunity and healthy communities.

Regional Community Health Assessment

A community-informed and equity-centered health assessment of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties, Oregon, and Clark County, Washington.

Results for America Economic Mobility Catalog

The Economic Mobility Catalog provides resources on evidence-based practices, programs, and policies designed to improve outcomes that drive upward economic mobility.

Small Business Anti Displacement Network

Network of organizations across the U.S. and abroad that support small businesses in gentrifying neighborhoods.

Washington County Child Care Study Findings

Findings on current infrastructure and projected workforce needs to expand early learning and care for infants and children through age five.

Worksystems Inc. Regional Quality Jobs Framework

The Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) developed a Quality Jobs Framework to create the foundation to create and support quality jobs throughout the region.