Today Mark is delivering a speech at the Oregon Economic Forum on one of the state’s greatest advantages: migration. In both good times and bad, people want to live here. While there are pros and cons, on net this is fundamentally fantastic for the state and local economy. Migration trends are not just a Portland, or metro Oregon phenomenon either. Much of rural Oregon, including the hard hit timber counties, continues to see an influx of migrants from out of state or from abroad. Mark’s speech, along with the great underlying data work from state demographer Kanhaiya Vaidya, will be the foundation for a larger report in the near future. Below are a copy of Mark’s slides and click here to download.
For more on the demographic outlook in the state, see our main website. Stay tuned for the report in the coming month(s).