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One of the biggest challenges facing Oregon manufacturers is the skills gap, as openings go unfilled because of a lack of qualified applicants. Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) member Madden Industrial Craftsmen is helping businesses’ bridge this gap.

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What does Cleaner Air Oregon (CAO), the new air toxics program, mean to Oregon manufacturers? The Stoel Rives law firm and Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) presented a seminar Wednesday where panelists answered that question.

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Some things change; others never do. New at Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) is our fully staffed government affairs team. What remains the same is our ability to carry your voice where it needs to be heard.

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The Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI) sin  the process of determining how the different aspects of the HB 2005, the pay equity bill passed by the 2017 Legislature, will be implemented.

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The legislative Data Breach Work Group continues to work through the definition of personal information and other issues as it prepares  a comprehensive legislative concept for the 2019 Legislative Session

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Learn more about Cleaner Air Oregon: In Person or Webinar, Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT

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Oregon Department of Energy prepares legislative concept that would allow the department to adopt or update energy efficiency standards for appliances and equipment by administrative rule.

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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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