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Ad Hoc Forest Cluster Working Group meets on February 22
Oregon Department of Forestry News Brief
Released: February 18, 2011
WHAT:  Representatives of Oregon’s forest industry cluster invited by the Oregon Board of Forestry to discuss and make recommendations on how state government can improve and maintain a more favorable investment climate that fosters globally competitive forest-based businesses throughout the state.
Oregon's forest products industries are key to the state’s economic health.  However, there remain both significant challenges and opportunities for increased vitality and economic growth of the state’s forest cluster of allied industries and businesses. 
During this meeting, the working group will identify and prioritize specific recommendations for addressing short-term barriers and opportunities for a healthy and resilient Oregon forest cluster, and identify and prioritize long-term initiatives to sustain an Oregon forest cluster economic development strategy.
WHO: The Ad Hoc Oregon Forest Cluster Working Group.
WHEN: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2011.
WHERE: Tillamook Conference Room, Building C; Oregon Department of Forestry Salem Campus, 2600 State Street, Salem.
WHY: To develop recommendations on changes to Oregon laws, policies, education, financing, other economic development programs, and state agency responsibilities to improve the vitality of Oregon’s forest cluster businesses.
CONTACT: David Morman, Oregon Department of Forestry, at 503-945-7413 or dmorman@odf.state.or.us.