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View Poll Results: Whic economy is better?
Seattle 15 78.95%
Portland 4 21.05%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-26-2017, 07:36 PM
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In both states and both big cities, a sizeable percentage of people would love slow growth, and a sizeable percentage would love to have a better job market at least for their own preferred fields. Portland feels less interested in being "corporate," but is that selection bias in terms of who's speaking up, or the psychology of liking what you have? Does Seattle have a similar selection bias in reverse?

Personally I'd love for Seattle to grow like crazy, but that's just me.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:21 PM
Location: Washington State desert
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Seattle is perfectly positioned to continue to grow. Tech is the leader. But manufacturing is still a part of the equation, with aircraft and other industries. Portland has some growth issues. One is the urban growth boundary, which while I understand the intent, doesn't serve the metro area very well IMO. Another is the number of companies looking for skilled workers in Oregon. Yes, it competes, but falls behind Washington on many levels.

Oregon is a great State, and its growth can contribute to a great NW economy, but seems to be "slow 'n go" at best, and "stagnant" at worst.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:30 PM
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Seattle over Portland for economic growth...I'd rather live in Portland though.
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