Working Waterfront Local Spending Analysis

August 2013, Port of Portland

To better understand the relationships between large Portland marine industrial firms and local small- to medium-sized businesses that serve as their vendors and suppliers, five such large firms were interviewed about their spending on direct and indirect materials, services, and capital goods during 2011 and 2012. The resulting study and report, commissioned by the Portland Business Alliance, found far-reaching economic connections between the marine businesses and a variety of local small- and medium sized businesses – and that most of the dollars spent stayed in our region, creating jobs in our local communities.