The rental market isn’t the only bright spot on the ecomomic horizon. Holiday spending has been on the rise, leading to a rare moment of optimism among retailers locally and nationally.
Looking past the holiday season, the city of Milwaukie has an interesting economic development idea: baseball. Milwaukie hopes to bring a minor league team to town. City officials are seriously considering what it would take to build a stadium that would seat 4,000 fans and, perhaps, create new jobs as well as a new revenue stream for the city.
Would a baseball team in Milwaukie benefit you as a fan or a business person? Would you look for a job at a new stadium? Have you tried to find an apartment in Portland lately? What was your experience?
- Rob Smith: Editor of the Portland Business Journal