||Portland is a hotbed of clean technology development and deployment. We are blessed with innovative home grown talent as well as new talent moving to our city from throughout the world. Portlanders are concerned about the environment and are eagerly innovating existing technology and inventing new technologies that make good sense, save users money and mitigate negative climate impacts. Our businesses excel in the areas of renewable energy, environmental technology, and energy efficiency. Portland is an early adopter of a range of new technologies in numerous areas including biomass, wind, solar, clean air products, recycling, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and charging stations, Leed certified buildings, green building technology, etc. New markets open up for our businesses by us being an early adopter of new technologies. I plan to discuss how businesses can tap into and benefit from clean tech products and expertise that Portland businesses have to offer.