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Coronavirus Employer Resources

As an employer you need the best resources to help your business, and your workers, make it through the coronavirus pandemic healthy and safe. Click here to find a list of tools to help your business.
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Paycheck Protection Program

Our bank and credit union partners advise us that there is still significant PPP assistance available for small businesses. If you are interested in receiving a PPP loan, but not yet applied, check in with your bank or credit union immediately to find out what you need to do.
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COVID-19 OBI Webinars

If you missed a webinar, or would like to review the information, you can find it on OBIís webpage which houses all past webinars related to the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you to our panelists for sharing their expertise.
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Keys to Reopening

In collaboration with Regence BlueCross BlueShield, OBI co-hosted a webinar focusing on whatís ahead for reopening Oregon. The panel included Dr. Danny Jacobs, president of OHSU; Dr. David Bangsberg, who leads the OHSU/Portland State University Department of Public Health; Mark Ganz, CEO of Cambia Health Solutions; Mike Leavitt, former governor of Utah and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; Dr. Amy Khan, Regence executive medical director; and Sandra McDonough, OBI president and CEO.
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Oregon's COVID-19 Study

In coordination with the Oregon Business Council and Food Northwest, OBI released a groundbreaking economic study with ECONorthwest that dives into the impact of COVID-19 on Oregon businesses by region, sector and other demographics. While the data shows a harsh reality facing Oregonís economy, it also illuminates the most sustainable path to recovery. Read more by clicking above.
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2020 State & Local Business Tax Burden Analysis

Due to recently-passed state tax changes, Oregon businesses will see a 41% increase in state taxes by 2022, according to a new report commissioned by the OBI Education & Research Foundation. The Portland-metro region is facing as much as a 42% increase in local taxes. The study showed that, when comparing the 50 states, Oregon will move from the 40th highest position in statewide business tax burden to the 19th highest after full implementation of the state tax changes and will exceed the US state average.
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