New Portland economic report shows pandemic has hurt low-income, BIPOC and women the most

The region’s response to the pandemic with tight restrictions impacted the economy but it also saved lives, according to the latest “State of the Economy” report.

PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s a tale of two very different years for the Portland metropolitan region. The start of 2020 was rosy. The region was riding a wave of the greatest economic expansion in U.S. history, one that lasted 10 years. The robust outlook was the focus of the “State of the Economy” report led by the Portland Business Alliance and the Value of Jobs Coalition. On March 13, 2020, it was the topic of an episode of KGW’s current affairs show,

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