This past Friday, Dr. Heying and I presented the results of our survey of Portland Made Collective members at the “State of the Collective” event held at the ADX Portland makerspace in East Portland. Notably, the event took place on National Manufacturing Day (October 3rd), and celebrated the making and artisan manufacturing community here in Portland. Presentations at the event were also made by Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey, and free beer (!) was provided by Burnside Brewing.
The research we presented was from a survey that AEI sent out to Portland Made Collective members back in May. We had great participation from the collective’s members, and so we were excited to present our results. The slides from our presentation can be accessed here, and the full report accessed here. Those interested may also look at the Portland Mercury’s article on our presentation. Please contact us with any questions or for further information.