Hillsboro’s economic growth was facilitated by intentional and calculated planning. North Hillsboro was specifically targeted as an industrial area because of its close proximity to a major freeway, flat land, limited residential neighbors, and utility infrastructure that could meet large manufacturing demands. The City also has a global reputation for working with companies to solve problems or concerns so both parties are comfortable with the resolution. In addition, the City of Hillsboro partners with leaders of the business community and all levels of government, including Business Oregon, Metro, Portland Development Commission (PDC), Westside Economic Alliance, Regional Partners, Greater Portland, Inc., and Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce. Together, we work cooperatively to assist with corporate relocations, expansions and start-up operations.