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Businesses leaving downtown Portland over ‘lawlessness’: report

“The number is like nothing I have seen in 42 years of doing business in downtown,” a developer wrote

By David Aaro | 25 August 2020

FOX BUSINESS — The months of protests and riots in Portland have prompted some businesses in the city to opt to move out completely or relocate outside its central district, according to a report on Monday.

Greg Goodman, the co-president of the Downtown Development Group, said in a letter to Mayor Ted Wheeler and members of the Portland City Council that the exodus of companies wasn’t related to the Black Lives Matter movement “but does have most everything to do with the lawlessness you are endorsing downtown.”

“The number is like nothing I have seen in 42 years of doing business in downtown,” he wrote, according to Portland’s KOIN. […]

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