Fostering a Great Place to Drive Economic Development

As described in a recent article regarding the resurgence of the pub in suburbs, we have been discussing the importance of great places, especially restaurants, to meet social needs since the 1980s. However, recently the importance of great places fulfilling communal tendencies has morphed into a necessary competitive advantage for businesses that are increasingly vying for talent. We saw this first hand at Leland Consulting Group when we worked with the economic development department of a Portland suburb in response to consistent concern of CEOs in the community that there were not enough good local restaurants that would help them attract talent and entertain clients. Basically, there was

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Portland, OR 97205
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