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1 JOBS ATTRACTING PEOPLE VERSUS PEOPLE ATTRACTING JOBS Thomas R. Harris, Professor and Director University of Nevada, Reno Department of Economics University Center for Economic Development

2 SOME POINTS 1.Do People Follow Jobs or Do Jobs Follow People. 2.Using Regional Economic Analysis Project for Analysis of the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon and Washington SMSA 3.Opportunity to discuss Journey–to-Work Data 4.Opportunity to discuss Place of Work Employment and Place of Residence Employment

3 Counties in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro SMSA Oregon Counties – Clackamas – Columbia – Multnomah – Washington Washington Counties – Clark – Skamanis

4 Major Components as a Percent of Total Personal Income: Multnomah County, Oregon, and the U.S., 2012

5 Earned Income in Multnomah County, Oregon as a Percent of Total Personal Income: Place of Residence vs. Place of Work,

6 Multnomah County Major Income Components as a Percent of Total Personal Income:1969 vs and Component Contributions to Real Income Growth,

7 Major Components as a Percent of Total Personal Income: Washington County, Oregon, and the U.S., 2012

8 Earned Income in Washington County, Oregon as a Percent of Total Personal Income: Place of Residence vs. Place of Work,

9 Washington County Major Income Components as a Percent of Total Personal Income:1969 vs and Component Contributions to Real Income Growth,

10 Major Components as a Percent of Total Personal Income: Columbia County, Oregon, and the U.S., 2012

11 Earned Income in Columbia County, Oregon as a Percent of Total Personal Income: Place of Residence vs. Place of Work,

12 Columbia County Major Income Components as a Percent of Total Personal Income:1969 vs and Component Contributions to Real Income Growth,

13 QUESTIONS


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