Lori Miles-Olund, President of Miles Fiberglass & Composites, and Steve Fleischman, Chief Executive Officer of Education Northwest, have agreed to co-chair the Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) Education Steering Committee.
Oregon Tech’s choice of OBI’s Interim President to deliver the commencement address was recognition of the importance of the connection between business and industry in a fast-growing and evolving economy such as Oregon’s.
Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) is working on plans for this year’s Statesman Dinner. The annual event draws a who’s who of Oregon’s business and political leaders and culminates with the presentation of the Statesman of the Year Award.
Business and community leaders from all parts of Oregon recognize the urgent need for state budget and tax reforms – especially addressing the rising PERS pension costs sapping budgets for schools, local governments and state services.
Activity on carbon reduction policy begins in earnest as the Legislative Committee on Carbon Reduction held its first meeting on June 22 and the Governor’s carbon office launched discussions with various stakeholder groups and regulated entities across the state.