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.