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Priority: Economy & Jobs

VISION: Oregon has a diverse, dynamic economy that drives job creation and prosperity for all

Key Strategies:

• Streamline efforts to attract, grow and support businesses

• Coordinate with local government and private sector

• Develop a dynamic, resilient workforce

• Create better opportunities for people to transition off of public assistance and into living wage jobs​​



The Oregon Advantage 

Oregon is a great place to do business, which is why we're ranked:

  • One of the Forbes' Top Ten best - states for business (Forbes, 2011)
  • The #1 location - for manufacturing (American Institute for Economic Research, 2011)
  • The #2 lowest taxes - on new investment (Ernst & Young C.O.S.T. Study, 2011)
  • One of the top 5 lowest effective - business tax rates (Ernst & Young C.O.S.T. Study, 2007-2011)
  • As having the best airport for business travel (Conde Nast, 2006-2010)


Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs.

Oregon Film promotes the development of the film, video, and multimedia industry in Oregon and works to enhance the industry's revenues, profile, and reputation within Oregon and among the industry internationally. See why Oregon is home to great projects like Portlandia, Grimm, Leverage, Coraline and Paranorman.
WorkSource Oregon is a statewide network that stimulates job growth by connecting businesses and workers with the resources they need to succeed.
Regional Solution Centers are an innovative, collaborative approach to community and economic development in Oregon. Each of the five centers takes a bottom-up approach to development projects -- working at the local level to identify priorities, solve problems, and seize opportunities to complete projects. ​   




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