Umpqua Bank: Middle Market Monitor Survey
Online survey of over 500 business owners, executives, and financial decision-makers of American middle market companies to assess their attitudes about economic conditions and the impacts of the US-China trade dispute on their approaches to international business. Reporting included analysis by industry, region, revenue, and company size.
Portland Business Alliance: Economy Survey
Surveys of tri-county voters to track opinions about the economy, jobs, and community issues, as well as support for policy proposals.
Oregon Business Council: Business Climate Survey
Survey to assess Oregon voters’ opinions of the state’s economy and business climate, and their attitudes towards business generally.
Association of Washington Business/Washington Roundtable: Policy Survey
Survey of Washington voters to assess perceptions of Washington’s economy and tax structure.
Hubbell Communications: Economic Values Survey
Online survey of younger Oregon residents to assess their economic values and perceptions of specific economic systems, such as capitalism and socialism.
Main Street Alliance: Small Business Owner Research
Online survey with almost 200 small business owners in Oregon to assess key priorities and challenges facing small business owners. The findings assisted the Main Street Alliance in identifying services and policies to best support small business owners in Oregon.
Black Investment Consortium for Economic Progress: SOUL District Planning
Three concurrent surveys targeted to Black business owners and entrepreneurs, community influencers, and community members in the Portland metro area. The study supported BICEP’s development process for the SOUL District, which will serve as an economic center for the Black community in Portland, Oregon. The surveys identified barriers to success in the Black business community and explored potential solutions to these barriers. They also explored stakeholders’ values and concerns about their community’s economic well-being and assessed their perception of the SOUL District proposal.
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs: Economic Development
A quantitative and qualitative research project to determine tribal members’ views about economic development, community vision and values, internal culture and environment, and tribal governance. Components included small group discussions, one-on-one interviews with tribal council and administrative leadership, and a survey of tribal members.
Metro: Industrial Lands Research
Seven focus groups with business leaders in biotech, distribution, food and beverage, manufacturing, and other industries to assess their needs for space and attitudes about land use and transportation. The study also covered how climate change, green development, and urban density affect business expansion decisions in these industries.
Port of Portland: International Trade Study
Quantitative and qualitative research with voters in the Portland, Oregon, metro area to assess their awareness and attitudes towards international trade. Findings informed efforts to win and keep voter approval for policies that support local companies involved in international trade.
Prosper Portland: Intrepreneurs Study
A survey of almost 200 owners of new or fast-growing businesses in Portland, Oregon. Findings helped Prosper Portland understand the needs of startup businesses in the city and to inform potential new programs and actions the city could take to reduce barriers to growth.
Prosper Portland: TechTown: Diversity Pledge
An annual study of people employed by companies that participate in the Portland Tech Diversity Pledge initiative. The research supports TechTown’s goal of creating and sharing data about the demographic representation of women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups within Portland tech companies. The annual report evaluates the local industry’s progress towards meeting its inclusion goals and provides participating companies with individualized scorecards to assess the success of their efforts.
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce: Minimum Wage Study
Surveys of Washington state voters and business owners to assess support for minimum wage proposal options.
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries: Stay at Work Program
A study intended to gain a better understanding of the decision-making responsible for getting workers back on the job. The study included surveys and in-depth interviews of employers in high-injury sectors, workers who have experienced time loss, Labor & Industry employees, and medical providers who approve a return to work. Findings were used to improve outreach and develop a paid media strategy to raise the profile of the Stay at Work program.