Senior Vice President of Research & Chief Economist
Matt Miller serves as the Senior Vice President of Research & Chief Economist for the Greater Sacramento Economic Council.
With over 15 years of experience, Matt most recently served as the Interim President & CEO/Executive Director of Greater Portland Inc and the Greater Portland Economic Development District. In this role, he oversaw all aspects of the organization, regional recovery planning and the development of the comprehensive economic development strategy for the bi-state region. Before that, Matt served as the organization’s Senior Vice President for almost five years where he was responsible for the attraction and retention of 46 tradable-sector companies, spearheading over 300 community assistance projects and regularly convening practitioners and partners to align strategic and tactical efforts.
Matt is past President of the Oregon Economic Development Association and served in advisory roles for the Clackamas County Economic Development Commission and the City of Portland’s Council of Economic Advisors. In 2019, he was named among a national group of “40 Under 40” by Development Counsellors International, a New York-based firm recognizing rising talent in economic development. Also in 2019, he achieved the designation of “Certified Economic Developer” from the International Economic Development Council.
Matt is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. He has graduate degrees in public policy from Arizona State University and economics from the University of Oregon. He received his undergraduate degree in economics and statistics from The Florida State University. In 2013, he was invited as a guest lecturer on economic development at Arizona State’s School of Public Affairs.