The Economic Development Division operates under the framework of the 2011-2016 Beaverton Economic Development Strategy. The strategy is structured to assist with retaining, expanding, and recruiting employers (firm-based), facilitate new or expanded real estate investment opportunities as well as address quality of life components (place-based), and assist Beaverton residents looking to start a small business or find employment (people-based). The chart below demonstrates the various aspects of Beaverton’s Economic Development portfolio.
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Electronics Manufacturing Activities
The strategy outlines the following core economic initiatives to pursue between 2011 and 2016. They are:
Assist target industries in job growth, global competitiveness
Enhance business outreach and communication
Support small business development
Coordinate resources to meet industrial, commercial site needs
Matching education and training to employer needs
Enhance business to K-12 education linkages
Team with workforce partners to meet employer needs.