BizConnect recruits local businesses to provide company tours, job shadows, internships, and speaking events for Portland students. It engages students and adds real-world experience to their studies.
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Featured in this video: Kevin Jeans Gail (Portland Workforce Alliance), Vivian Orlen (Grant High School), Carol Campbell (Benson High School), Carole Smith (PPS), Alondo Simpson (City of Roses Disposal & Recycling), Kevin Devlin (Iberdrola Renewables), Gwen Sullivan (Portland Teacher's Union), David J. Hardy (Vestas), Waleed Sadruddin (Daimler Trucks North America), Farhad Ghafarzade (Green Drop Garage), and Mayor Sam Adams.
This video is just a summary of the report given by Portland Development Commission (PDC) Director Patrick Quinton to City Council this Fall. The presentation covers the past few years of implementing a comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the City of Portland.
Featured in this video: Patrick Quinton (PDC), J. R. Storment (Cloudability), Sandra McDonough (PBA), Fabiola Nunez (Faby's Hair Studio), Malcolm Ricks (SAFE Transportation), Nick Fish (Commissioner), Amanda Fritz (Commissioner), and Mayor Sam Adams.
The head of the United States Department of the Treasury, Secretary Timothy Geithner, visits Portland to tour Oregon Iron Works and United Streetcar. He reviews how advanced manufacturing and our new streetcar industry has boosted our local economy.
Featured in this video: Secretary Timothy Geithner (US Treasury), Chandra Brown (United Streetcar), Corey Yraguen (Oregon Iron Works), and Portland Mayor Sam Adams.
Sheetal Dube is the founder of a new start up in Portland called AudioName.com. She was a member of the first class of the Portland Seed Fund (a fund that contributes to new, innovative, entrepreneurial businesses).
This video was presented live to the audience at Sam's State of the City Speech March 2, 2012.