The Oregon Business Plan is a
statewide initiative of Oregon's business community to shape a long term
vision and strategy for creating more quality jobs in our state.
Since it was launched in 2002, the Oregon Business Plan has provided the
strategic framework for Oregon's business and elected leaders, working
together, to build a stronger, more competitive state economy. Many
of the initiatives
introduced at the first Leadership Summit in 2002 have already been achieved,
including key investments in innovative micro- and nanotechnology research,
road and bridge improvements, a federal forest health bill, expansion of
development-ready industrial lands, and a coordinated state branding campaign.
The Business Plan pays special attention to the primary source
of Oregon's prosperity: our traded-sector industries. Businesses in these
industries sell their goods and services primarily outside the state, creating
jobs and bringing in new dollars that benefit local communities.
industries need an economic climate with the right mix of education and
workforce capabilities, an attractive quality of life, reasonable business
costs, and an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit statewide. We call these
ingredients the four Ps -- people, place, productivity, and pioneering
innovation -- and they help guide the formation of our short-term initiatives.
The Oregon Business Plan effort is led by the Oregon Business Plan Steering
Committee -- a
coalition of business leaders representing diverse industries and associations
from across the state. The Business Plan effort is supported by all the state's major business associations. Year-round
staff support for the Business Plan and its annual
Leadership Summit is provided by the Oregon Business Council.
To visit the Oregon Business Plan website click here.