INFORMATION ON KEY PUBLIC ISSUES

Over the years, OBC has produced a number of policy studies, reports and information documents to advance public understanding of issues important to Oregon. OBC has also sponsored or supported similar documents by other organizations. Here are some of these readings. They are available in PDF format here, in links to other sites, or in hard copy by special request.  
 

 

DOCUMENT

ACCESS

Overall

2011 Oregon Business Plan Summary

Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee, January, 2011

A Check-up on the Portland Region's Economic Health

PBA, AOI, OBA, OBC and ECONorthwest, December 2010

2011 Industry Cluster Priorities

Oregon Cluster Network Leadership Council, December 2010

2009 Oregon Business Plan Policy Playbook, Initiative and Cluster Guide

Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee, December 2008

2008 Oregon Business Plan Policy Playbook and Initiatives Guide

Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee, December 2007

2008 Cluster Resource Guide

Oregon Cluster Network Leadership Council, December 2007

2007 Oregon Business Plan Policy Playbook and Initiative Guide

Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee, January 2007

2007 Competitive Index: Indicators of Oregon's Global Economic Competitiveness; Measures of Pioneering Innovation, People, Place, and Productivity.  Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee, January 2007

2006 Oregon Business Plan Initiative Guide

Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee, January 2006

2006 Competitive Index: Indicators of Oregon's Global Economic Competitiveness; Measures of Pioneering Innovation, People, Place, and Productivity 

Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee & Oregon Progress Board, January 2005
format: click to download PDF document (653K file)

Oregon Business Plan 2005 Legislative Guide
Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee, January 2005
format: click to download PDF document (386K file)

2005 Competitive Index: Indicators of Oregon's Global Economic Competitiveness; Measures of Pioneering Innovation, People, Place, and Productivity
Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee & Oregon Progress Board, January 2005
format: click to download PDF document (699K file)

Oregon Business Plan 2004 Initiative Guide
Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee, April 2004
format: click to download PDF document (690K file)

2004 Competitive Index: Indicators of Oregon's Global Economic Competitiveness; Measures of Pioneering Innovation, People, Place, and Productivity
Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee & Oregon Progress Board, December 2003
format: click to download PDF document (517K file)

2003 Oregon Business Plan Update and Initiative Scorecard Scorecard: One-Year Progress Report
Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee & Oregon Business Council, December 2003
format: click to download PDF document (607K file)

Stepping Up Scorecard: Six-Month Progress Report on Oregon Business Plan Initiatives & Action Items, Accomplishments & Key Next Steps
Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee & Oregon Business Council, June 2003
format: click to download PDF document (570K file)

Stepping Up: The Oregon Business Plan
Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee & Oregon Business Council, January 2003
format: click to download PDF document (1.7M file)

Brochure: The Oregon Agenda
Oregon Business Council, January 2001
format: click to download PDF document (571K file)

Brochure: The Oregon Agenda and the 1999 Legislature: A Status Report
Oregon Business Council, June 2000
format: click to download PDF document (231K file)

Education: PreK-20

Proficiency-Based Instruction and Assessment:  A Promising Path to Higher Achievement in Oregon Education

Oregon Education Roundtable, March 2009

Defining Practice, Informing Policy:  Practitioner Networks Voice a Call to Action, Oregon Proficiency Project - Phase 2

Oregon Business Council and E3: Employers for Education Excellence, December 2010

The Big Picture on Oregon's Small Schools:  The Oregon Small Schools Initiative

E3: Employers for Education Excellence and Oregon Small Schools Initiative, November 2010

Oregon Small Schools Initiative :  Quantitative Analysis 2004-2009

ECONorthwest, October 2010

Defining Practice, Informing Policy:  Oregon Proficiency Project - Phase 1

Oregon Business Council and E3: Employers for Education Excellence, June 2010

Taking Promising High School Practices to Scale:  Challenges for Oregon in Service Delivery and Governance.

Oregon Education Roundtable and Oregon Business Council, October 2008.  click to download PDF document 

Oregon's Prek-20 Education Enterprise:  Rethinking the Budget Framework

ECONorthwest.  June, 2007

Raising the bar for PreK-20 Education in Oregon:  6 White Papers*  

Oregon Education Roundtable & Oregon Business Council, June 2005

*White Papers include:  A New Vision for Education in Oregon.  2. The Competitive Imperative.  3.  Preparation.  4.  Affordability.  5.  Pathways and Persistence.  6.  What Cost, What Results for PreK-20?

Improve The Return on Oregon's Education Investments: The Case For A Unified, Performance Based PreK-20 Education Budget -- Presented at Oregon Business Plan 2004 Economic Summit
Oregon Education Roundtable & Oregon Business Council, Dec. 2004
format: click to download PDF document (40K file)

Oregon Business Plan White Paper: Building High Performance K-12 Education
Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee & Oregon Business Council K-12 Education Team, January 2003
format: click to download PDF document (285K file)

Oregon Business Plan White Paper: Investing Differently in Post-Secondary Education
Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee, January 2003
format: click to download PDF document (443K file)

Brochure: An Assessment of Oregon's K-12 Education Reform
Oregon Business Council, June 2000
format: click to download PDF document (1.1M file)

Brochure: Portland and David Douglas: A Comparison Using the Database Initiative Project
Oregon Business Council, February 2000
format: click to download PDF document (138K file)

Brochure: Oregon Schools Are Better Today
Oregon Business Council, May 1998
format: click to download PDF document (40K file)

Higher Education and the Oregon Economy
Report of the Governor's Task Force on Higher Education and the Economy, December 1997
format: click to download PDF document (581K file)

A School Assignment for All Oregonians
Oregon Department of Education, August 1997
format: call or email OBC to receive printed document

Framework for Implementing K-12 School Transformation in Oregon
School Transformation Advisory Council, August 1997
format: click to download PDF document (467K file)

People, Productivity, and Prosperity: Rewriting The Book On Job Preparation in Oregon
Oregon Business Council, December 1996
format: click to download PDF document (182K file)

CAM Cookbook: A Guide to Development of the Certificate of Advanced Mastery
Oregon Business Council/David Douglas Model District Partnership, November 1996
format: click to download PDF document (29K file)

Report on Oregon's Progress in Implementing CIM and CAM Achievement Standards and Related Measures to Transform the K-12 School System
Governor's Task Force on School Improvement, October 1996
format: click to download PDF document (40K file)

Gaining Competitive Advantage: The Need for Customer-Driven Higher Education
Oregon Business Council, AOI, Portland Metro Chamber of Commerce, Oregon Council of the American Electronics Assoc., June 1996
format: click to download PDF document (83K file)

CAM SPECS: Student Portfolio Specifications and Standards
Oregon Business Council/David Douglas Model District Partnership, 1995
format: call or email OBC to receive printed document

A Business View: Education Reform in Oregon
Oregon Business Council, January 1993
format: click to download PDF document (94K file)

Healthcare

A New Vision For Healthcare: Draft White Paper
Oregon Business Council Healthcare Task Force, December 2004
format: click to download PDF document (339K file)

Manufacturing

Made In Oregon: The Future of Manufacturing
by Joe Cortright for the Oregon Business Council, May 2004
format: click to download PDF document (172K file)

Natural Resource / Salmon Recovery

Oregon Business Plan White Paper: Achieving More Benefit from Our Forest Resources
Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, January 2003
format: click to download PDF document (188K file)

Salmon Hatcheries: Past, Present & Future
by Jim Lichatowich for the Oregon Business Council and Alder Fork Consulting, February 2001
format: click to download PDF document (88K file)

Legacy and Promise: Oregon's Forests and Wood Products Industry
by John Beuter for the Oregon Business Council and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Revised and Updated 1998
format: call or email OBC to receive printed document

A New Vision for Pacific Salmon
Oregon Business Council, November 1996
format: click to download PDF document (88K file)

Public Finance

Amicus Curiae Brief to Oregon Supreme Court: In the Matter of the Consolidated Public Employees Retirement System (PERS Litigation)
Associated Oregon Industries, Oregon Business Association, Oregon Business Council, Portland Business Alliance, June 2004
format: click to download PDF document (2.1M file)

Oregon Public Employees Retirement System: The PERS Crisis and 2003 Legislative Reforms
Oregon Business Council, October 2003
format: click to download PDF document (44K file)

Oregon Business Plan White Paper: Providing Stable and Adequate Funding for Public Services
Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee & Oregon Business Council Public Finance Task Force, January 2003
format: click to download PDF document (267K file)

Budgeting for Now and the Future
OBC Public Finance Task Force, February 2002
format: click to download PDF document (76K file)

A Vision for Public Finance in Oregon
Oregon Business Council Public Finance Task Force, April 1996
format: click to download PDF document (670K file)

Transportation

The Cost of Highway Limitations and Traffic Delay to Oregon's Economy

 

Prepared for the Oregon Business Council and the Portland Business Alliance.  In cooperation with Associated Oregon Industries, ODOT, Port of Portland and the Westside Economic Alliance.

Oregon Initiatives

Evaluation of Measure 7
Oregon Business Council, February 2001
format: click to download PDF document (372K file)

Oregon Values and Beliefs

Oregon Values & Beliefs 2002 Report
Oregon Business Council, Oregon Education Association, Oregon School Boards Association, & SEIU Local 503 OPEU. Designed and administered by Davis & Hibbitts, Inc. and McCaig Communications & Opinion Research, Inc., July 2002-March 2003.
format: link to document on the Web

Oregon Values and Beliefs Summary
Oregon Business Council, May 1993
format: call or email OBC to receive printed document

 

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