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Mayor Shane Bemis

Gresham is the fourth largest city in Oregon and the second largest in the Portland metropolitan area. The city has experienced rapid growth, becoming a burgeoning urban center in its own right, and providing a high quality of life for its residents and business community. Gresham has a diverse population made up of longtime residents, young professionals, families, and new immigrant communities.

General Information

o    Incorporation: 1905

o    County: Multnomah

o    Current Population: 108,956

o    Land Area: 23.43 square miles

o    Zip Codes: 97030, 97080

o    Nearest Major Highways: I-84 and I-205

o    Nearest Major City: Portland

o    Located just minutes from Portland International Airport and Port of Portland


o    Median Household Income: $47,852

o    Per Capita Income: $21,748

o    Median Home Value:  $236,20

o    Housing Units: 41,015

Business, Employment and Industry

o    Total Number of Businesses: 7,372

o    Top Traded Sector Employers:

§  Boeing of Portland

§  US Bank Processing Services

§  ON Semiconductor

§  Microchip Technology

§  Click here for the complete list of Traded Sector Employers

o    Click here for the City's Small Business Mobile App

Find Property
Click here to find available properties in Gresham.

Traded Sector Strategy
- Goal 1: Manufacturing

o    Strengthen and grow Gresham’s existing Manufacturing sector, retain existing family wage jobs, and create new family wage jobs.

- Goal 2: Clean Technologies

o    Position Gresham as a preferred location for Clean Technology (wind, electric vehicle, energy storage) and Solar Manufacturing companies, including support industries along the value chain.

- Goal 3: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

o    Encourage job creation and new investment – especially in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sectors – in Gresham’s Regional and Employment Centers.

Economic Development
Click here to visit the City of Gresham’s Economic Development Department.
Click here to visit the City of Gresham's Small Business Center.

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Office:  (503) 292-8881
Fax: (503) 292-8237


PO Box 422
Gresham, OR 97030

East Metro Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 442, Gresham, OR 97030

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