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. In pursuit of Shared Prosperity, our strategic vision for the 2020s, the goals we advocate are to grow wages, increase the share of Oregonians working, grow household wealth, and increase economic mobility 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, equitably shared prosperity as we strive to come out of it. Please read our plan, Shared Prosperity.
December 6 Oregon Leadership Summit Well Attended
Policy leaders and stakeholders gathered at the Oregon Convention Center December 6 as the 19th Leadership Summit, Building Opportunity, returned to its traditional in-person format. With social distancing and other COVID protocols in place, seating was more limited this year and the program was slightly shorter, but a range of issues were showcased by speakers and panelists. The event focused on policy and investment proposals in manufacturing, workforce education, and other opportunities to benefit more Oregonians, in particular those historically excluded and hit hardest by the pandemic. See the 2021 Summit page for more detail on the event.