Developing Public Policy Recommendations Through Member-led Councils Providing Services Through CompSAFE, HealthChoice and other Partners Helping The Business Community Organize to be More Effective Politically

Teacher Benefits Comparison

A study by Portland State University's Center for Public Service shows that teachers in large Oregon school districts receive more generous pension and health care benefits than their Northwest peers.

Minimum Wage

A new study by University of Washington economists suggests that Seattle’s aggressive increases in the minimum wage have led to fewer hours for low-wage workers. Read about the study on the Oregon Prosperity Project website.

Transportation Bill

After months of negotiation, the Legislature passed an eight-year transportation plan that will invest nearly $3 billion in our roads and bridges and hundreds of millions in transit, safe routes to schools, electric vehicles, and more.

OBI Mission

OBI exists to strengthen Oregon’s economy in order to achieve a healthy, prosperous and competitive Oregon for the benefit of present and future generations.

Oregon Prosperity Project

Every day, government actions influence the quality of life for Oregonians. The Oregon Prosperity Project helps educate Oregonians about important economic issues and engage them in the political process.

Statesman Dinner

Representative Vic Gilliam received the 2016 Statesman of the Year Award. This year’s award will be presented at the annual Statesman Dinner on October 10 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Young Entrepreneurs Business Week

The first YEBW camp of the summer started July 9 at the University of Portland with camps to follow at the University of Oregon (July 23-29) and Oregon State (August 6-12). Students develop leadership, professional and life skills.