The Tualatin business center is located in Lakeside Commons in the heart of downtown Tualatin, Oregon. This vibrant district, also known as Tualatin Commons, was created by a highly successful public/private partnership on the 19-acre site of a former factory. It is now the city’s main meeting place and a hub for local commerce and businesses. At its center is a three-acre lake and wide public promenade and plaza. The city of Tualatin is set in the booming 'southern tier' of the Portland metropolitan area. Thanks to an influx of new residents and industrial lands hosting new hi-tech industries it is becoming established as a center for economic activity, achieving commercial and industrial growth coupled with high environmental standards and excellence in urban design. Other employment sectors include professional services, retail, wholesale, manufacturing , construction, finance, insurance, real estate, transportation and communications, public administration, agricultural, forestry and fishing.