Portland Community Chamber Releases Third Annual Economic Scorecard
Assessment of economic health in Portland and the region presents strengths and weaknesses
The Portland Community Chamber and the Portland Development Corporation are proud to announce the release of the third annual Economic Scorecard. The Scorecard analyzes economic data in defined categories illustrating how Portland is performing economically, particularly as measured against other benchmark cities. Click here to read the report, or pick up a copy at the Chamber's office, 443 Congress Street in Portland.
The report details 32 indicators of economic vitality including employment, income, education, housing, taxes and overall affordability. These measures illustrate Portland as it relates to Maine, New England, and the United States, as well as a set of benchmark cities around the country. A range of primary and secondary economic indicators are used as measurements.
Some highlights from the report include:
The first Economic Scorecard (2010) was the follow-up to the Portland Community Chamber’s landmark 2007 report titled “Looking Out for Portland and the Region” which examined the area’s economy. A PCC task force, led by Jack Lufkin of Gorham Savings Bank, developed the scorecard. Jim Damicis of Camoin Associates conducted the research and compiled the data contained in the report.