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February Program: The Portland Economy in 2019: Changing Direction? (Two Options)!

The Portland Economy - Changing Direction?

When: 2/20/19
11:30am - 1:00pm
Where: Doubletree - Lloyd Center or Barran Liebman's Building
1000 NE Multnomah
Portland, Oregon  97232
United States
Presenter: Christian Kaylor
Contact: Nikki Schutte, SHRM-CP, PHR

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February program

The Portland Economy in 2019: changing direction?

Presented by: Christian Kaylor - Economist - State of Oregon

Choose two options! Attend for lunch at the Doubletree on 2/20 or attend the same presentation at the Recruitment & Selection SIG at 7:30am on 2/21 at the 19th Floor Training Room in the Barran Liebman building (601 SW 2nd). To register for the Thursday option, click here. 




Portland's economy is one of the most dynamic in the United States. We will explore the drivers behind the historic changes in our community and how that transformation will effect Portland's economic future.


Participant Objectives:

  • Identify the primary drivers behind the recent economic growth in the region.
  • Identify the primary risks to future of our region’s growth and how this may impact you and your organization
  • Identify major demographic changes around Oregon.


About the Speaker

Christian Kaylor is a Workforce Economist for the Oregon Employment Department, specializing in the Portland area.  He provides data analysis and advice relating to the Portland economy to local businesses, business associations and government agencies to facilitate intelligent decision making. His monthly newsletter on the Portland economy has 700 subscribers.


Before coming to the Employment Department seventeen years ago, Christian worked in various positions in Oregon politics and policy. A native Oregonian, Christian has a degree in Economics from the University of Oregon.


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Additional Information



  • Wednesday, February 20th 
  • Doubletree - Lloyd Center
  • Registration & Lunch: 11:30am - 12:00pm
  • Lunch Program: 12:00pm - 1:00pm


  • Thursday, February 21st
  • 601 SW Second Ave - 19th Floor Training Room
  • SIG - Recruitment & Selection
  • 7:30am - 9:00am



  • Members: $30 (members must be “signed in” to receive member pricing)
  • Affiliate Members: $30 (email Chapter Director for registration)
  • Non-Members: $50

SIG: Recruitment & Selection

  • Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $10

GUEST REGISTRATION: To register a guest please email


Recertification Credit

Luncheon & SIG:

  • SHRM: 1 PDC (Approved)


Doubletree: Parking is available and covered by PHRMA in the parking lot attached to the Doubletree. However, please note that parking is available on a first come, first served basis and can fill up quickly.


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