Articles by Jeff Raker

About Jeff Raker

Jeff Raker is the Economic Development Planner for Metro, the Metropolitan Planning Organization serving Portland, Oregon and 23 other cities in the greater Portland region.

Planning for the New Economy

Strengthening regional economies means growing new industries, supporting local business, improving access to family-wage jobs, and building opportunity for all. However, land use and transportation policy and investment decisions are largely isolated from the aspirations of businesses and their workers. A better approach is needed.