Eco Tech Startups are Blazing a Greener Path in Portland’s ‘Silicon Forest’

Green tech startups are not only growing innovative environmental solutions in Portland, Ore., they’re also driving the Pacific Northwestern city’s burgeoning entrepreneurial ecosystem forward. Increasingly referred to as “Silicon Forest,” the Beaver State’s largest city is home to several vibrant startup niches, including education and health tech. But none has seen as much growth over the past decade as the clean tech sector, according to the 2017 Innovation That Matters report. The city ranked 10th on the freshly released extensive analysis, which examined the health of technology-driven startup ecosystems in 25 American cities. The report was conducted by 1776, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C__TEC) and FreeEnterprise.com. Dozens of established and nascent environmental technology-focused enterprises have cropped up in and around the City of Roses in recent years. Stephen Green, an economist, entrepreneur and board member of the state’s Oregon Growth Board, says […]

Eco Tech Startups are Blazing a Greener Path in Portland’s ‘Silicon Forest’

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Energy Strong: How Shell Saved a Houston Area Neighborhood After Harvey

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Tomorrow’s Silicon Valley? A Look At America’s 7 Hottest Startup Cities (Infographic)

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