Greater Portland is the best place to live on the West Coast, according to U.S. News & World Report, for its quality of life, job market, value and desirability. Oregon and Washington have top-ranked infrastructure, competitive West Coast tax climates, and some of the lowest energy costs in the U.S. It’s no surprise that Greater Portland’s deep pool of skilled workers, global connections and business value make it a top destination to live, work and play.

The world’s most innovative companies call Greater Portland home with a list that includes Intel, Nike, adidas, Columbia Sportswear and Airbnb. Our top industries range from semiconductors and software to climate tech and advanced manufacturing. Precision Castparts, Daimler Trucks, Boeing, The Greenbrier Companies and A-dec manufacture world-class products here by leveraging our dynamic combination of highly educated and highly skilled talent.

When it comes to talent attraction, Greater Portland is beating out cities like San Francisco, Salt Lake City, San Diego and Los Angeles. Thousands more educated professionals are moving to our region because of our incredible lifestyle and career opportunities. Businesses looking for top talent will find room for growth and support for a wide range of industries. Visit our Research Center for tools that can help you find a location in Greater Portland.

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