Since 2002 the Oregon Business Plan has been the state’s principal economic development forum, bringing together leaders from business, government, and nonprofit sectors to consider policies and initiatives to improve Oregon’s economy and life. Our longstanding goals have been to create more good jobs, increase per capita income, reduce poverty, and – more recently – to boost and share prosperity more equitably across Oregon’s diverse communities and geography.
The Business Plan has helped Oregon navigate two recessions and shape policy for a range of issues. Now we face the challenge of navigating a still-uncertain pandemic and seizing opportunities for long-term prosperity as we strive to come out of it.
The 19th annual Leadership Summit of the Oregon Business Plan is scheduled for December 6. At this year’s Summit, we are emphasizing opportunities in manufacturing, adult workforce development, broadband, and housing, as well as strategies to recover from the pandemic with greater shared prosperity.
This year’s Summit will be held in-person at the Oregon Convention Center with a live stream option so everyone can participate safely.
We are committed to creating a COVID-conscious event by following CDC and community guidelines. To ensure a safe space for those who choose to attend in person, we will be limiting attendance to maintain social distancing, requiring vaccinations and masks, sanitizing surfaces, and more. We will provide full details of our COVID protocols at registration.