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Is Portland a Slacker City?
Is this reputation harmful to gaining new companies to move here and stay here?
The new TV show Portlandia debuts on IFC tomorrow night, Jan. 21, 2010. It satires Portland culture in a way that many people would not like to see broadcast on cable television.
To get a taste of the show watch this music video by Fred Armissen of SNL and costarring Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein. (it's starting to get around Portland).
It is a hilarious video but quite damaging to the efforts of Oregon and the city to get more business in Oregon.
Folks to invite to the conversation could be Greenlight Greater Portland, Sam Adams, Carrie Brownstein, etc.
Is the reputation Portland has for culture, one that we have been working on for years, damaging to business?
Do we have a slacker culture or is that overblown?
Are 20-30 somethings lazy like the video portrays us?
Is it time to start promoting and working towards a more business friendly culture?
Thank you for your time.
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