Category: Economic Development

  • City needs ‘economic SWAT team’

    City needs ‘economic SWAT team’

    Published in the West Linn Tidings and Oregonian: On June 2, the West Linn City Council approved the regulatory streamlining project. This project lays the groundwork for solid economic development in West Linn. There are several significant changes in this project that will help grow businesses in the city. West Linn is a vibrant community […]

  • Regulatory Streamlining Comments

    Regulatory Streamlining Comments

    On June 2, the West Linn Council approved the regulatory streamlining project.  This project is one of the foundational pieces to lay the groundwork for solid economic development in West Linn. About West Linn: We are a vibrant community that wants commercial options.   Within today’s code, we have burdened applicants with unnecessary requirements, applications, […]

  • Gateway to the Globe

    Gateway to the Globe

    On Monday, April 21 Councilor Tan and I attended the Port of Portland’s annual report to the community.  The keynote was named “Gateway to the Globe” and it did show the vast reach of the Port’s businesses.  Here are the highlights from Bill Wyatt’s remarks. Gateway to the Globe        Bill Wyatt Introductory […]

  • Clackamas Hardwood Forest Project

    Clackamas Hardwood Forest Project

    Here is information about one of the most innovative government projects I have seen in a long time.  State Representative Julie Parrish is partnering with local governments, businesses, Universities, and even homeowners  to create a sustainable renewable industry.  I am proud that West Linn will be the first municipal partner to join within clackamas county. […]

  • Youth Music Project

    Youth Music Project

    The Youth Music Project opened its doors to the surrounding West Linn community two years ago with a mission to “provide outstanding rock, pop, and country music education for youth by offering free or low cost lessons, free instrument use, and exceptional performance opportunities.” This summer the organization transitioned to a bigger space less than […]

  • Chase Bank Opening

    Chase Bank Opening

    Mayor Kovash and I attended the opening of a new Chase branch in the Robinwood neighborhood.  This newest branch increases Chase’s committment to West Linn.  They now have three branches and employ 26 people, 16 of which reside within our city.  Chase has 9,028 consumer and 738 small business clients within our City.  I am […]

  • Small Business Outreach – Polar Systems

    Small Business Outreach – Polar Systems

    Recently I met with Tim Tragesser and Shane Boyle of Polar Systems.  Polar Systems moved to West Linn in 2010.  They are excited to be part of our City and want to continue to grow while being a valuable community partner. Who is Polar Systems?   Started in 1981 and moved to West Linn from SE Portland […]

  • Small Business Outreach – Dahlgren

    Small Business Outreach – Dahlgren

    This week I had a great discussion with a small home based business Dahlgren.  The coffee was great and the discussion centered on making West Linn more business friendly.  Did you know West Linn has one of the highest home based business per capita in the State? Who is Dahlgren? Performance sock sales and design […]