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It is crucial that business owners, industry organizations and community groups participate in the study’s process and contribute to the study’s findings.

Public Meeting

Public participation is an important element of the Disparity Study. We hosted public information meetings in the beginning of the month of June, 2017. You may download the presentation by clicking here.

Stakeholder Groups Interviews

CHA will conduct group interviews of stakeholders, such as minority, women and veteran business groups, trade organizations, chambers of commerce, community groups and other interested organizations. These important sessions will provide an opportunity to relate your members’ experiences doing business with the Port of Portland and its prime vendors. Your insight and experiences will help to identify potential improvements, increase collaboration and promote economic growth for all elements of our community.

Business Owner Interviews

CHA will conduct group interviews for business owners around the area. Business owners can provide critical insights into doing business with the Port and its prime vendors, the effectiveness of the Port’s current contracting and equity initiatives, and make suggestions for creative approaches to level the public contracting playing field.