Business Census & Survey

The Downtown Business Census and Survey is a comprehensive data-gathering project involving all downtown Portland businesses, government entities and non-profit organizations. The purpose of this project is: 1) to accurately identify and count all the businesses and their employees located in the downtown area; 2) to obtain feedback and responses from all downtown firms and organizations in order to better understand and respond to the existing downtown market, as well as future opportunities and challenges facing the market; 3) to establish benchmarks and trends of leading economic indicators for tracking the progress of ongoing downtown development efforts; and 4) to create a sophisticated resource of information for prospective downtown tenants and developers interested in having a downtown presence. The census measures all enterprises and all employees physically located within the I-405/I-5 loop.