The Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee extends a warm thank you for coming to Monday’s Leadership Summit – and to those who worked so hard to put it on. More than 1,000 engaged Oregonians attended the day’s events, including many of our top policymakers. Morning presentations and afternoon breakouts teed up jobs and policy issues…Details
The Portland Business Journal explores the Oregon Business Plan and the Oregon Leadership Summit in a series of articles.
Education reforms that are vital to Oregon’s future have become state law and are now well under way. They’re causing a buzz around the country – and here, too. Please join us at the Leadership Summit to get the latest word and to weigh in on Oregon’s efforts to redesign how we fund, organize, and…Details
With the election behind us and the Legislature now organizing for the 2013 session, this is a good time to shift our attention from politics to governing.
by Governor John Kitzhaber. Originally published in Governing magazine Sep. 18, 2012 Oregon pinot noir, food carts and pristine public beaches are the kinds of local innovations and amenities for which our state is best known. Less well known is that Oregon is among a handful of states that are leading the way in building…Details
Hanna and Roblan Honored by Governing Magazine In an America defined by bitter partisanship, seemingly incapable of tackling the major challenges before us, in Oregon we have carved our own path. Oregon is at the forefront of healthcare, education and public budgeting reform, and its because of bipartisan leadership from Governor John Kitzhaber (D), House…Details
By John Doussard, Oregon Innovation Council The 4th annual Oregon BEST FEST – the gathering of cleantech business leaders, entrepreneurs, university researchers, investors, students, NGO’s, and others – finished up last week as the largest BEST FEST to date. More than 280 people attended at Portland’s historic Eastside Annex. Gov. John Kitzhaber spoke about Oregon’s…Details
From Senators Wyden and Merkley 09/11/12: Washington, D.C. – U. S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) announced on Tuesday that Malheur Lumber has agreed to remain open past its planned November closure, thanks to a commitment by the US Forest Service (USFS) to make more timber volume available on the Malheur national…Details
Salesforce.com recently announced plans to open an office in Oregon and create hundreds of high-paying jobs. Business Oregon has been working with the company for months along with local partners, and the new Business Expansion Program (BEP), passed by the Legislature in 2011, was a key factor in bringing Salesforce to the state. With the…Details
Catching a Wave: Oregon Wave Energy Development Moves Ahead Oregon’s wave energy development efforts are gaining national attention, and last month federal regulators approved deploying up to 10 wave energy buoys two and a half miles off the central Oregon Coast near Reedsport. Ocean Power Technologies also announced the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had…Details