2022 Leadership Summit
Seizing the Moment
This year marks the 20th annual Leadership Summit, a forum that draws business, community, and elected leaders from across the state to address policy issues critical to Oregon’s economy and life.
This Summit sets up a pivotal year in 2023. With a new Governor, a new Legislature, and new leadership across many sectors and communities in Oregon, the timing is opportune for fresh ideas and new policy directions on a wide range of critical issues.
As usual, the Oregon Business Plan will help frame the conversation. With an overarching vision of Shared Prosperity, it will present opportunities for action in 2023 and beyond.
This Year’s Policy and Investment Proposals
This year’s Business Plan is a 10-point plan. Here are high-level overviews of initial policy and investment proposals favored in this year’s Summit for initiation in 2023. They will be refined and expanded as the Summit date approaches. To read the draft policy papers, click the title.
- Summary of the Shared Prosperity Strategy for the 2020s with Priorities for 2022 and 2023.
- Manufacturing: Develop a next-generation manufacturing strategy for Oregon, building off work of the Semiconductor Competitiveness Task Force.
- Future Ready Oregon: Support implementation of the investment in workforce education with development of industry consortia and new models and approaches to workforce systems.
- Postsecondary Education: Increase access and affordability, in particular for student populations historically underrepresented.
- Broadband: Support state and private sector implementation of expanded broadband access and utilization made possible by additional federal funding.
- Housing: Develop policies to enable localities to meet 30,000 new units per year the next 10 years, as called for in HB 2003.
- Water: Modernize Oregon’s water management systems with responsive regionalized policies.
- Forests: Build more resilient forest landscapes, with safe, responsive, fire adapted communities.
- Interstate Bridge Replacement: Develop and execute a plan to fund Oregon’s $1 billion share of a replacement span.
- Economic Development: Create an economic development infrastructure that supports business expansion statewide.
- Fiscal Planning: Craft and continuously update a long-term fiscal plan, forecasting state spending and investment needs a decade out.