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, and reduce poverty. This year we’ve added an emphasis on sharing 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, but now we face our biggest crisis in a century. The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged public health, shattered individual lives, and set back our economy while exposing long festering inequities in the fabric of our society. As this crisis unfolded in the spring we ad
For 2020 we are reimagining our traditional December Leadership Summit as a series of virtual events between now and year-end to consider how the covid crisis is changing Oregon and how we can emerge from its grip stronger and more equitable. These events will include general sessions much like our traditional Summit plenary segments as well as more topical sessions like our traditional breakouts. We hope you will join us for this year’s Leadership Summit Series, Recovery for Shared Prosperity. Our first event is set for July 28 at 3 pm. To register, click the button above.
Also, please consider sponsoring the series. We are offering these events cost free to afford participants more equitable access. So sponsorship, always essential to the Business Plan, is even more critical this year.