Welcome to the Oregon Business Association!
Formed by a group of Oregon business leaders, OBA provides bipartisan, statewide business leadership that strives to ensure Oregon’s continued economic competitiveness. Today, more than 250 businesses, from Portland to Boardman, from homegrown to Fortune 500, have joined to support OBA’s commitment to a healthy economy for all Oregonians. OBA is the state’s most effective advocate for the long-term enhancement of Oregon’s business climate.
Oregon Businesses large and small, urban and rural – working to achieve balanced policy solutions to strengthen quality of life and the state’s long-term economic competitiveness.
Associated Oregon Industries (AOI) and Oregon Business Association (OBA) voted in November 2016 to create a unified voice for Oregon businesses.
The goal of the merger is to bring together the state’s two major business advocacy groups so that Oregon’s businesses may speak with a single voice to policymakers and the public about major issues important to the state’s economic well-being. It will benefit from a larger and focused membership, shared expertise and combined resources. The result will be a more efficient and effective association that will lead to a better economy, generating more jobs and tax revenue.
The new association will become effective July 1, 2017. In the meantime, the two organizations will begin to merge policy committees and staffing during the operational transition. Advocacy with policymakers in Salem will also be based on issue agendas developed by joint policy committees and closely coordinated by the two organizations during the transition period. Additionally, the proposed new organization will have mutual responsibility for the Oregon Business Plan with Oregon Business Council and Portland Business Alliance.
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