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.
For the full State of the City Speech: http://www.portlandonline.com/mayor/index.cfm?c=49278&a=387643
The Greater Portland region released the first metro export strategy in the United States, aiming to double exports in five years. For every $1 billion of exported products and services, we create approximately 5400 jobs—skilled jobs that provide higher average wages.
Alando Simpson, Vice President of City of Roses Disposal & Recycling, tells his own story and relates how some city support of small businesses contributed to his success and to his own efforts at job creation.
Featured in this video: Alando Simpson (City of Roses Disposal & Recycling), Amanda Fritz (Portland Commissioner), Dan Saltzman (Portland Commissioner), Nick Fish (Portland Commissioner), and Sam Adams (Portland Mayor).
Footage supplied by the lovely folks at Portland Community Media (http://www.pcmtv.org/)
Community partners presenting an Education Report to the Portland City Council, outlining progress on the goal of increasing the graduation rate and doubling the post-secondary matriculation rates for Portland youth. The Portland City Council has made unprecendented investments in these efforts, and those investments are paying off.
Of the Future Connect scholars who started at Portland Community College last fall, 87 percent continued on to the winter term. The City's investment in Cradle to Career levereged an additional $727,000 for the effort. And more than 1,750 students participated in Summer Youth Connect last year, with 94 percent of them reporting that they feel more motivated to graduate after participating.
A strengthened approach to promoting the future or our youth:
-Elevated attention to more accurate data that shows us the truth about graduation rates and the alarming need for action
-Targeted support to youth as they enter high school through programs like Summer Youth Connect’s Ninth Grade Counts
-Continued investment despite the down economy in programs that work such as SUN, SEI, NAYA Family Center
-Recognition that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work and continued targeted supports are a must from Cradle to Career
-Increased incentives that show if youth do graduate there are options on the other end like Future Connect
Featured in the video:
Kali Ladd, Preston Pulliams, Josh Laurie, Victoria Rodriguez, Sarah Mensah, Heather Ficht, CJ Read, John Bier, Sharon Webster, Amanda Fritz, Nick Fish, Randy Leonard, Dan Saltzman, and Mayor Sam Adams.