December 14th, 2011
Getting political: Meet the Portland entrepreneurs who endorse Eileen Brady for mayor
For an industry that has remained largely removed from the political scene, this morning’s news is as groundbreaking as some of the solutions these folks are building.
The endorsement comes as Brady unveils a new plan designed to ease the business climate for Portland startups.
Eileen Brady announced a new initiative on Wednesday that will cut away the red tape that too often slows down Portland’s entrepreneurs, promising as Mayor to streamline the city’s cumbersome permitting process, make short-term leases more available for start-ups and create educational partnerships with local colleges that promote the job skills the Tech and Bioscience communities require.
“For the first time, a candidate for city office took the time to sit down and listen to Portland’s tech leaders,” said Kveton in a press release. “We are a thriving community of growing businesses who want to help build a stronger local economy here in Portland. We believe Eileen Brady’s entrepreneurial approach and understanding of our needs is what we need in the Mayor’s office. That is why we are taking the extraordinary step of endorsing Eileen Brady for Mayor.”
Brady will be addressing the startup community this morning (Wednesday, December 14) at 10 AM at Urban Airship’s offices. The gathering is open to the public.
(Image courtesy Kristin Ausk. Used under Creative Commons.)