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The Coronavirus Recovery Business Coalition, a large and diverse alliance of businesses and business associations, sent the attached letter to Governor Brown, urging her to pause on any future business closures or curtailed operations and instead engage in a series of actions the state can take to slow the spread of the virus.

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Due to recently-passed state tax changes, Oregon businesses will see a 41% increase in state taxes by 2022, according to a new report from the nonprofit State Tax Research Institute (STRI). The Portland-metro region is facing as much as a 42% increase in local taxes.

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About 300 members of Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) gathered virtually on Oct. 7 to salute retiring public servants state Rep. Caddy McKeown of Coos Bay and Congressman Greg Walden from Oregon’s 2nd District, both of whom received OBI’s highest honor, the 2020 Statesman of the Year award.

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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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