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What exactly does Gallatin Public Affairs do? People often ask. Its a great question. So we thought we'd answer, one email at a time.

Navigating Complex Government Relations

For 30 years, Portland elected officials, developers and civic boosters have wanted to build a world-class “headquarters” hotel adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center. On Friday August 4, they finally broke ground. The 600-room, $240 million Hyatt Regency will be a big boost to the Portland-area as a convention and visitor destination. The project will create 2,000 construction jobs and 950 hotel and hospitality jobs and is expected to generate more than $10 million in new state and local tax revenues.

Working with our clients Mortenson Construction and Schlesinger Companies, Gallatin was proud to have played a supporting role in securing approvals and funding from four different government jurisdictions over four years: the State of Oregon, METRO regional government, Multnomah County and the City of Portland.

The project would not have been possible without the steadfast leadership of METRO president, Tom Hughes, along with many other state and local officials over the past four years. Congratulations to everyone involved.

Successfully navigating complex government relations. It’s what we do.