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.
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.
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.
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.