Westside Economic Alliance Mission is to:
- Create an environment conducive to business growth,
- Serve as a unified voice for members on public policy issues affecting the Westside of the Portland metropolitan region,
- Promote and improve the visibility of the Westside as a premier economic development locale for businesses to locate, expand, and thrive
- Challenge and influence policy decision and regulations impacting the economic vitality of our communities.
Geographically, our members are located or do business mostly in Washington County and/or western Clackamas County. All of the major cities in Washington County are members (Wilsonville, Tualatin, Tigard, Sherwood, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Cornelius, and Forest Grove), along with the county itself and the special service districts too. A few of the school districts are also members. On the private side, we tend to have larger employers as members (Intel, Nike, Genentech, Legacy Health, Providence Health & Services, Tuality Healthcare, Fred Meyer, and etc.) and the commercial real estate investors.
We often host events (mainly Breakfast Forums) exploring topics that are timely and interesting to the business community. Our most popular annual event is the “State of Washington County,” which typically happens in March. The date for 2017 hasn’t been set yet. Our Breakfast Forums are usually held the 4th Thursday of the month (10 months out of the year) at 7:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites in Tigard, but we do change dates and locations from time to time due to speaker or venue availability.
In July, we don’t have a Breakfast Forum because it’s when we host our annual fundraiser – the Westside Golf Scramble. We also don’t host one in November, since the 4th Thursday is Thanksgiving, so we usually combine November and December, hosting one at the beginning of December.
Our executive director has a monthly column in Pamplin Media’s Business Tribune. It is published the 2nd week of the month. We also produce a weekly email newsletter.
10220 SW Nimbus Ave., Ste. K-12
Tigard, Oregon 97223
Posted February 28, 2017