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2007 Briefing Book


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You can download the complete 2007 Metropolitan Briefing Book by clicking here. Or you can download individual chapters by clicking on the links below.

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  1. Introduction, by Craig Wollner and Sheila Martin

  2. Critical Issues 2007: Our Region Speaks Its Mind, by Craig Wollner and Sheila Martin
    Click here for a .pdf file of a summary of the mail survey results;
    click here for a .pdf file of the phone survey results.

  3. Population Outlook for the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Region, by George Hough with Amy Koski

  4. Microclimates in the Portland-Vancouver Regional Economy, by Sheila Martin

  5. Educational Achievement: Shaping the Region's Reputation and Driving Its Economy, by John Tapogna

  6. Ecological Landscapes: Connecting Neighborhood to City and City to Region, by Mike Houck and Jim Labbe

  7. Getting From Here to There in the Region, by Jennifer Dill

  8. Public Finance: Differences, Similarities, and No Quick Fixes, by Steve Novick

  9. Conclusions: Five Questions for the Future, by Ethan Seltzer and Sheila Martin