Oregon students were winners on Friday when Governor Kitzhaber announced plans for a new education investment board that would end Oregon’s fragmented approach to education budgeting and delivery. Read more in The Oregonian.
On January 28th, 2011 the City Club of Portland hosted a forum of Oregon business association leaders including Sandra McDonough of the Portland Business Alliance (PBA), Duncan Wyse, president of the Oregon Business Council (OBC), Jay Clemens president and CEO of the Associated Oregon Industries (AOI) and Ryan Deckert, president of the Oregon Business Association…Details
The Oregon Business Plan call for creating mechanisms that allow utilities to earn a return on capital for investments in energy efficiency. Doing is good for consumers, the environment, and utility shareholders.
Over 140 private and public sector leaders attended a regional jobs summit put on by the Portland Business Alliance last Friday. The meeting was a follow on to theOregon Business Plan Summit and the Economic Study released by PBA in December. That study documented a trend of declining incomes and poor job growth compared to…Details
Last fall a delegation of leaders from the Portland region visited Detroit on a Green Light Greater Portland “Best Practices” Trip. Check out the final report from the triphere.
The use of biomass will be exempt from the Obama administration’s new greenhouse gas regulations for three years, U.S. EPA announced last week, giving the agency more time to address concerns that permitting requirements could chill investment in an emerging form of renewable energy. The decision responds to criticism from the biomass industry, which has…Details
Yesterday the Governor, business leaders, educators and workers publicly launched a new initiative to help Oregon achieve its workforce development goals. TheNational Career Readiness Certificate helps employees gain a competitive edge by demonstrating the skills employers need. It also helps employers hire, train and retain qualified workers. Moving the NCRC forward is a key initiative…Details
The OBP calls for preventing conversions of industrial lands to other uses. Bend is going through a struggle over this issue right now, as reported on Oregon Public Broadcasting. Read more.
After meeting with his volunteer transition teams and the Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee, Governor John Kitzhaber announced seven job creation opportunities to begin working on immediately. Watch the video of the press conference, courtesy of the Salem Statesman Journal. In his speech at the December 13, 2010 Oregon Leadership Summit, then Governor-elect Kitzhaber announced that he would like…Details
Five years ago, the talk of the Oregon Business Plan Summit was sustainability. Oregon’s green expertise would be its economic driver; its renewable energy industries would be leading the charge. At next week’s Monday summit, the first since 2008, the focus will be on a different kind of sustainability: that of the state’s basic services,…Details