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Business Leaders Will Have Role In Advocating Poverty Reduction Measures

On behalf of the Oregon Business Plan, OBC directors and other business leaders will be among those advocating in this year’s Legislature for state policies and investments aimed at reducing poverty in Oregon.

The business community supports Business Plan recommendations to strengthen education attainment and career skills, build up rural economies where poverty is most severe, and enact policies to make the social safety net work and to make work pay.

The latter category of recommendations includes redesigning short-term assistance to needy families, improving child care access, making changes in benefits rules, and expanding tax credits.

The involvement of Oregon’s business leadership in poverty reduction has garnered praise from as far afield as Michigan Public Radio.
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2015 Oregon Leadership Summit Airs Key Business Plan Priorities

The 12th Leadership Summit of the Oregon Business Plan drew record attendance January 6 at the Oregon Convention Center. Nearly 1,200 participants heard a stellar lineup of business and elected leaders weigh in on a range of issues.

Elected leaders from both parties endorsed the key priorities in the 2015 Business Plan: 1) connecting education to careers, 2) putting natural resources to work, and 3) modernizing Oregon’s infrastructure.

These and related opportunities were explored in greater depth in afternoon breakout sessions.
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