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For more information call: Nathaniel Brown, government relations representative: nathanielbrown@oregonbusinessindustry.com or 971-219-5561 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OBI, OBC and PBA thank Gov. Kate Brown for her leadership in the effort to resolve the ongoing challenges in downtown Portland. In addition to the joint statement by Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler ... Read More

A new report detailing COVID-19’s toll on Oregon’s economy makes it clear that the virus is calling the shots. Control it, the economy gets better. Lose control, the economy gets worse.

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For more information call: Nathaniel Brown, government relations representative: nathanielbrown@oregonbusinessindustry.com or 971-219-5561 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Across Oregon, and the nation, Americans are living through a very painful and multi-layered crisis. Some 40 million Americans, 400,000 in Oregon, have lost their jobs because of the ... Read More

Today, state economists confirmed what Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) and our members have been experiencing for several weeks: Oregon is experiencing a severe recession that will have long-term negative impacts, including severely reduced public services, if the state doesn’t immediately begin to focus on how it can support Oregon businesses in bringing back lost jobs. 

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On Thursday, April 23, the Oregon Supreme Court issued a ruling that Multnomah County’s campaign contribution limits do not violate the Oregon Constitution.

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Gov. Kate Brown ordered additional business closures today, focusing on consumer-facing operations where social distancing practices are difficult to implement. 

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Click here to view a letter from more than 30 Oregon business associations to Gov. Kate Brown. The letter was sent via email on Sunday, March 22. We have also included the federal guidance for critical infrastructure, as well as suggestions for additions to that guidance that reflect the characteristics of Oregon’s economy.

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More than 20 business organizations have come together to outline steps state government should consider to assist the state’s business community in weathering the coronavirus situation in Oregon, protecting jobs and meeting payrolls.

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Oregon Business & Industry thanks Gov. Kate Brown for taking these bold steps in the pursuit of addressing the growing risk of coronavirus in Oregon.

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Gov. Kate Brown’s announcement today of sweeping executive orders to implement carbon reductions sets a concerning precedent about the use of executive administrative authority absent a statutory mandate from the Legislature.

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