Monthly Archives: November 2010

Tell World: Oregon is Open for Business

By |November 20th, 2010|

Statesman Journal Editorial 11/14/2010

“The state of Oregon is open for business,” Gov.-elect John Kitzhaber declared last week. He went on to say, “We need to start celebrating the positives in Oregon.”

He is right, and he’s not alone.

Job creation is the No. 1 issue for the new governor. … For outgoing Gov. Ted Kulongoski during his final […]

Athletic and Outdoor Industry Launches Action Plan to Build on Regional Strengths

By |November 20th, 2010|

Mayor Sam Adams and representatives of the Portland region’s athletic and outdoor industry have released the results of the first comprehensive effort to understand the origins and interplay of the firms that comprise the industry throughout the Portlandregion and the state of Oregon. Business leaders joined the mayor, Portland Development Commission (PDC), Business Oregon and […]

Kitz Needs More Teams

By |November 20th, 2010|

From the Albany Democrat Herald.  Hasso Hering.  11.14.10

John Kitzhaber is getting to work on business development in his usual style, by setting up committees to work on policies and programs. It’s a start, but he may be missing one of the main points in Oregon’s business climate, the question of regulatory reform.

Taking a phrase from […]

Leaders: Tough times before they get better

By |November 20th, 2010|

From the Albany Democrat Herald November 17, 2010.  Steve Lathrop

Business and education leaders from throughout Linn, Benton and Lane counties seemed to agree that difficult times lay ahead for the mid-valley and all of Oregon before any headway toward an economic recovery can be made.

Linn-Benton Community College hosted an Oregon Business Plan forum Wednesday afternoon, which […]

Annual Leadership Summit Releases Agenda

By |November 20th, 2010|

From the Portland Business Journal

The annual Oregon Leadership Summit has released it preliminary agenda and its list of speakers.

Not surprisingly, Gov.-elect John Kitzhaber is the keynote speaker at the annual event. He plans to address the state’s economic and fiscal crisis and will discuss the role of the Oregon Business Plan in the state’s recovery […]

Kitzhaber Outlines Transition Plans for Jobs, Economy

By |November 10th, 2010|

From News Talk KPND 11/11/10

John Kitzhaber was in downtown Portland, outlining his plan for the next few weeks as he transitions back into the office of Oregon’s Governor. He said his top focus is creating new jobs. Part of the process will be to review the State’s business plan using this year’s Oregon Business Summit […]