Please join us as we launch our summer regional economic forums across the state in support of our top legislative work plan priorities in 2014 to RESTORE RURAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES, BUILD THE MIDDLE CLASS, and INVEST IN EDUCATION. See dates and locations below. RSVP now!
OREGON’S ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK FORUMS: REGIONAL PRIORITIES, STATE OPPORTUNITIES
Oregon is recovering from the Great Recession but we have yet to realize our full economic potential. Each of the state’s diverse regions face its own set of challenges and opportunities.
To drive future job and income growth, we need a demand-driven, bottom-up strategy that builds on the priorities, assets and opportunities identified by individual regions throughout Oregon–and we must ensure that the state’s tools, policies and programs are aligned with regional needs.
We need your perspective to make this happen!
In July and August, Business Oregon and the Oregon Business Plan, in partnership with the Regional Solutions Centers, Oregon Business Association and Associated Oregon Industries, will hold regional economic forums around the state with businesses, elected leaders and service providers.
OBA Board member Bill Smith of William Smith Properties, Inc., Bend, (pictured above) is one of several OBA leaders participating in the regional tour.
These economic framework forums build on needs already identified by regions and will be an opportunity to:
The result of these sessions will have immediate use. They will help inform Business Oregon’s economic development strategy and priorities, and help shape the policy discussion of the Oregon Business Plan.
We’re looking forward to your participation!