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

Governor to Speak at Annual Meeting

Governor Kate Brown will speak at Oregon Business & Industry’s (OBI) first annual meeting Monday, February 12, at the Salem Convention Center. The meeting starts at 3:30 p.m.

Update on Data Breaches

OBI continues to represent the business community in the data breaches work group in preparation for the 2018 Session. Two bills have been drafted, and businesses have several concerns about them.

Effects of Federal Tax Changes

A significant aspect of the new federal tax law is a shift in how businesses depreciate the cost of equipment. The law allows for full immediate expensing, an important change for manufacturers.

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 Business Plan

The Oregon Business Plan 2018 Policy Playbook, unveiled in conjunction with the Oregon Leadership Summit, offers a guide to making Oregon’s economy “Future Ready.”

OBI Legislative Reception

Oregon Business & Industry will hold its first Legislative Reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. February 12 at the Salem Convention Center after the OBI annual meeting.

Prosperity Project Spotlight

Few industries are more visible than construction. Yet, the industry’s economic contributions, including more than 101,000 well-paying jobs in Oregon, often are underappreciated.