The Portland Made Collective is an association of Portland-based Makers, artisans and manufacturers. It promotes its members and their products through media and marketing support, public education, promotional events and retail sales.
Some of the key findings include:
- Most of the firms are young: 82% have been in operation 10 years or less and 63% five years or less.
- Most of the firms are small: Only 12% had revenues greater than $1 million; 50% had less than $100,000 in revenue
- Most self-identify as Makers or artisans
We found the last point really interesting, although not surprising. More and more people are seeing themselves as artisans and Makers who combine their skills, passions and interests to create their products.
The report chart below shows how the members of Portland Made self-identify.