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National business organizations, including the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Retail Federation, continue to push back against Trump administration trade policies in an attempt to avoid an economy-damaging trade war.

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The award has been presented since 2001 and recognizes an Oregon leader for extraordinary achievements in public service, consensus building, and forging collaborative solutions to critical issues facing the state.

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Most Oregonians probably are unfamiliar with Ash Grove Cement Co., even though there’s a good chance they have walked into a building or driven on a road that used its product during construction. 

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Have you wondered where the carbon-reduction proposals discussed in the Oregon Legislature originate? While policy details can be traced to a variety of origins, many of the conceptual underpinnings of Oregon carbon policy appear to come from the Western Climate Initiative (WCI).

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Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) wants to tell the story of Oregon manufacturers, who are the economic engines and important civic contributors in many communities around the state.

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The annual Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit will be August 22-23 at the Chinook Winds Casino and Resort in Lincoln City. 

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OBI will comment on a new draft of proposed rules under Cleaner Air Oregon at a public hearing during the Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) meeting held on July 12 in Portland.

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Justin Green, the Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Water Quality Division Administrator, addressed the group on the division’s priorities and progress toward reducing the significant backlog in renewing water permits. 

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Though signatures on some initiative petitions still have to be verified, the Oregon ballot for November became clearer last week with passing of the deadline for submitting initiatives.

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We are pleased to welcome Paloma Sparks and Mike Stober to Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) as directors of government affairs later this month

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