Economic Opportunity Analysis

Statewide Planning Goal 9 Economic Opportunity Analysis & Goal 9 Compliance

Economic Opportunity Analysis 2012 Update
On August 20, 2012, the Wilsonville City Council adopted Resolution No. 2376 to update the Economic Opportunity Analysis (EOA) by creating an Economic Development Strategy to address recent changes affecting the local economy as well as the final draft of the Strategy, and a two-page summary of the Strategy 
to explain the City’s priorities for action in recruiting, supporting or promoting business development in Wilsonville.  

Economic Opportunity Analysis Report for Statewide Goal 9 Compliance, Dec. 2007
The City Council adopted Ordinance No. 638 which adopted the the Economic Opportunity Analysis Report for Statewide Goal 9 Compliance as a supporting document to the City's Comprehensive Plan on December 3, 2007. 

The Economic Opportunity Analysis (EOA) identifies existing and emerging economic opportunities within the Wilsonville Urban Growth Boundary to establish a clear economic development direction for Wilsonville that is consistent with local, regional, and state market trends and planinng policies. 

The Wilsonville Planning Commission was designated as the official project steering committee for the EOA.  As part of the development of the EOA, the City invited 100 local businesses to complete an online business outreach survey developed by the consulting firm, Cogan Owens Cogan, with 29 surveys being returned. 

The City of Wilsonville is in Periodic Review of its Comprehensive Plan as required by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) which includes the completion of a Statewide Planing Goal 9 EOA.  Statewide Planning Goal 9: Economic Development states: “To provide adequate opportunities throughout the state for a variety of economic activities vital to the health, welfare, and prosperity of Oregon ’s citizens.”   This project fulfills that Wilsonville Periodic Review task.  
This project was made possible in part by financial assistance provided by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development.

Economic Opportunity Analysis: Vision and Goals

The City of Wilsonville actively supports economic development and employment opportunities by providing a business and community climate that encourages economic growth and diversity.   Economic development efforts will preserve livability, our natural environment and the overall health of the community, and in the context of the metropolitan region, Wilsonville will continue to be a vibrant, attractive and prosperous place to live and work.

Goal 1
Promote economic development in conjunction with workforce housing at a pace that promotes a healthy job/housing balance and ensures sustained quality of life in Wilsonville.

Goal 2
Maintain the diversity of economic activity in the city while protecting established economic activities.   Encourage growth in the manufacturing, high tech, creative (professional) services, sustainable product manufacturing and specialty contracting business clusters.

Goal 3
Encourage an attractive, functional, economically vital community with a balance of different types of land uses that promote cost-effective provision of urban services.

Goal 4
Encourage commercial growth that services primarily local needs and our adjacent rural communities.

Goal 5
Encourage compact (see note 1) employment and industrial development growth by increasing densities within the Urban Growth Boundary to ensure that the Metro UGB does not extend south of the Willamette River into French Prairie to accommodate living wage jobs (see note 2) on concentrated parcels of land.

Goal 6
Continue to accept our fair share of regional industrial and employment growth, while encouraging Metro and member jurisdictions to develop land use policies, goals, code revisions and infrastructure necessary to more equitably distribute such growth throughout the region.

  1. Compact   development: Multiuse, higher density neighborhoods with housing, shopping, and employment all accessible by walking, biking, or public transportation.
  2. Living wage jobs: A living wage is the hourly rate that a household must earn to support the household, working   full-time equivalency.   The “living wage” is based upon the average costs of food, housing, transportation, health care, utilities, child care, taxes, and a small amount of savings.   2006 living wages for Oregon are: 
Household type Hourly rate Annual Income
single adult household $11.38 $23,671
a single adult with one child $18.48 $38,441
a single adult with two children $23.40 $48,667
two adults, one of whom is working, with two children $22.34 $46,474
for two adults, both of whom are working, with two children $30.38 $63,184 (combined wages of both working adults)

 Living Wage Jobs in the Current Economy, 2006 Oregon Job Gap