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Lost revenue from forest fires during peak tourism season will have lasting effects on businesses in the Columbia River Gorge and Southwest Oregon, state and local officials told the House Interim Committee on Economic Development & Trade during Legislative Days testimony Tuesday.

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The Legislative Days meetings of the House and Senate revenue committees were uneventful. Each chamber's committee quickly listed bills planned for the 2018 Short Session.

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Some aspects of Oregon's future are pretty obvious. Population growth will continue to help fuel the economy, but also will complicate efforts to increase the supply of affordable housing and improve traffic flow. And the cost of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) will continue to bite off bigger and bigger chunks of the state budget unless the ... Read More
The Northwest Environmental Conference (NWEC) & Tradeshow is the Northwest's largest environmental conference and trade show, co-hosted by Oregon Business & Industry, the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC), Washington Department of Ecology and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The conference is designed by Northwest ... Read More

On November 1, I officially began my service as President and Chief Executive Officer of Oregon Business & Industry (OBI). It's an exciting opportunity for me.

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Legislators will gather in Salem next week for the final Legislative Days of 2017. Committee hearings and task force meetings will provide insight into progress on several issues and programs affecting Oregon businesses. The list below highlights some of the meetings and topics of most relevance to business. Monday, November 13 Senate Senate Interim ... Read More

The Oregon Community Colleges Association (OCCA) presented a 2017 Howard Cherry Award to Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) President & Chief Executive Officer Mark Johnson for his work as a community advocate while serving in the Oregon House of Representatives.

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Planning is well underway for the 2017 Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit, which will be December 4 at the Oregon Convention Center. This year's Summit will focus on preparing Oregon for an uncertain future, and you don't want to miss it. The imbalance between revenues and rapidly growing cost of the Public Employment Retirement Systems (PERS) and ... Read More

Jay Clemens retired from Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) this week after 11 years at OBI and its predecessor, Associated Oregon Industries (AOI).

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The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Unfunded Actuarial Liability (UAL) Task Force released its report Wednesday.

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