Here are interesting post that indicate the relative intensity of private business in various parts of the Eugene-Springfield area measured by the ratio of private-sector employees to population by ZIP code in a graph and table and in a map.
As Envision Eugene moves forward, the discussion is about how much to expand, if at all, to the north and west of Eugene. Private business is already more dense in those areas.
There’s another consideration, one that comes from the government perspective. As far as local property tax receipts are concerned, private business is a value added for a community. This implies the relative value-added gains for the Eugene budget are not coming from Mayor Piercy’s regional voting base.