Portland per capita has more College degrees, has more reciently arrived young educated people, has more smart engineers, has more computers, has more bandwidth, spends more time outdoors, has a smaller eco foot print, buys more books, drinks more beer, sees more strippers, sips more wine, and eats more great restaurant food.
This should be the fuel to make great and large companies. Yet we get less venture capital, have fewer public companies, and build fewer successful companies. I will document these facts and suggest some simple ideas on how we can step up and bask in the success we deserve.
I am a Palo Alto native and a current Portland resident.