Economics for the 21st century
Impresa is a Portland based consulting firm specializing in metropolitan economies and knowledge-based industries. Founded by noted economist Joe Cortright, Impresa’s policy advice is built around a proven four-part framework for developing successful urban economies.
Using economic data and analysis as our window into the workings of regional economies, we are able to provide policy advice and research into industry clusters, which are central to making sense of the way regional economies function. Impresa is a recognized leader in defining clusters, developing cluster strategies, and advancing their implementation.
We view sustainability not as an obstacle to regional economic prosperity, but an opportunity and a building block for healthy regional economies. In our hometown of Portland, Oregon, we've shown how sustainable policies can pay a handsome green dividend for local economies.
The public sector is an integral part and partner in creating place-based policies promoting economic success. And from our economic perspective, we can focus closely on a series of issues related to public finance.