Why doesn't the Portland area have more than one Fortune 500 headquarters?
Over at bojack.org, Jack Bogdanski is critical of current city efforts - and has suggested at least one alternative idea:
[Instead] of blowing tens of millions on a Convention Center hotel, the City of Portland ought to build a huge corporate headquarters building somewhere within the city limits -- maybe over in North or Northeast Portland -- and offer any Fortune 500 company free office space for a couple of years if they'll just move a substantial number of executive jobs here. Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen.
Be sure to also check out the post earlier today by Larry Wallack about the futility of corporate tax breaks to lure companies.
What will it take to lure a Fortune 500 company here? Or, more broadly, to cultivate and nurture an economic climate that creates living wage jobs? Other ideas?