Business Advocacy

Policy Councils

Member policy councils are charged with developing the Association's public policy recommendations. This year AOI and Oregon Business Association policy councils met jointly to decide on policies for the 2017 Legislative Session. AOI policy councils are made up of members interested in establishing a consensus on issues of direct concern to their business. The councils also keep members up-to-date on legislative, regulatory, and other business issues, as well as provide a forum to network with other business leaders.

Member company employees can serve on or attend any council. At times there are complex issues requiring a greater concentration of efforts through special task forces or subcommittees. Members can adjust their participation based on their own time constraints and the immediacy of the issues. They can even simply subscribe to the e-mail updates to keep on top of important issues and developments. AOI encourages participation in the issues of greatest concern or impact to each member.

Each policy council is chaired by an AOI member and staffed by the AOI policy manager responsible for that subject matter, providing a direct link between the council members and the government activity at hand.

Education & Workforce Development

Employment Practices

Environment & Energy

Fiscal Policy

Health Care

Oregon Retail Council

Transportation & Distrubution 


Policy Playbook

This policy playbook guides Associated Oregon Industries (AOI) and Oregon Business Association (OBA) as they work together to represent the Oregon business community in the 2017 Legislative Session. The two associations officially will merge July 1. The playbook outlines the joint positions that will guide the unified association as it supports policies that will create the vibrant business climate that is essential for job creation, funding our education system and increasing every Oregonian’s quality of life.

2017 AOI-OBA Policy Playbook