Ever wonder why Oregon has so many accelerators, incubators, tech challenges and venture conferences? Or, do you just wonder what all those things are? Yeah, so did we, since we invest in many of these things.
So, to try and figure out what seemed to be unhindered, organic growth of seemingly unconnected business activities, Meyer brought together a diverse set of dedicated economic development professionals from around Oregon to attempt to put our ideas down on paper. The big idea: to actually visualize it.
Working with a communications consultant, we worked to create a simple yet dynamic map of how capital is allocated in the state. The final report is our attempt to illustrate how this work is connected, and to better understand how access to capital plays out in our region. Now investors can understand how each investment fits together into the bigger picture of what we are doing to invest in our people and our ideas. The long-term goal of this work is for all capital providers to be more informed when making investments in Oregon.