Posted by: Josh Lehner | October 16, 2014

Destination Oregon

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).

 


Responses

  1. […] into and out of Oregon’s 36 counties using tax returns filed from 1995 through 2011. He outlined the findings Thursday at the Oregon Economic Forum in Portland and expects to release a more in-depth […]

  2. […] Oregon. As the economy continues to improve — even faster than the typical state — the old, strong flows of in-migration to Oregon, and Portland in particular, are beginning to […]

  3. […] region is population growth. It is no secret that Oregon, and Portland in particular, receive in influx of migrants each and every year. The magnitude of these flows are impacted by the economy and relative home […]

  4. […] Well, it has been said that demography is destiny. Additionally, Mark talked at length in his Destination Oregon speech about how if an aging and retiring population is the issue, then young, working age […]

  5. […] work originally came out of the Destination Oregon talk Mark gave at the Oregon Economic Forum back in the fall. We use this material regularly in our […]

  6. […] largest project was Mark’s address at the Oregon Economic Forum last year on the impact of migration to Oregon. Additionally in recent years the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors has visited […]

  7. […] We rank quite well on the brain gain spectrum (the opposite of the brain drain). There is a reason Mark’s research and presentation at last year’s Oregon Economic Forum was on the impact of migration, to both urban and rural […]

  8. […] Well, it has been said that demography is destiny. Additionally, Mark talked at length in his Destination Oregon speech about how if an aging and retiring population is the issue, then young, working age […]

  9. […] from California are always larger and more than compensate for the losses. See slide 12 from Mark’s Destination Oregon presentation at the Oregon Economic Forum for more history on the California and Washington flows. Beyond the […]

  10. […] migration by itself lowers Oregon incomes in the short-run given migrants tend to be younger and less likely to be employed. Over the long-run, the ability for our regional economy to attract and retain young, working-age […]


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