Howard Culter

Howard Cutler oversaw Portland’s community economic development efforts between 1994 and 2004. He can be reached at .

Snapshots of Some Initiative Successes

A mother of two young children, Maria started babysitting to supplement her family’s income. Even though she worked hard, she barely made any money...

Charting a New Course in Portland

Portland, Ore., threw away the old rulebook when it crafted its Economic OpportunityInitiative, focusing on helping low-income people in innovative ways. Could it inspire a new national anti-poverty strategy?