The exemplary work the Oregon Legislature has just completed in its one day special session could well result in 12,500 new high-paying jobs by the end of the decade (read our earlier message about this opportunity here).

Oregonians owe a great debt of gratitude to our Governor and bipartisan Legislature for stepping up and taking advantage of an extraordinary opportunity for our state.

By committing to retain the corporate income tax policy currently in place, Oregon is enabling Nike, our state’s largest headquarters company, to commit to a substantial expansion of its operations here over the next decade.

This is incredibly good news for schools, community organizations and the many other businesses that will benefit from this expansion (Learn more about how high wage jobs benefit our communities here).

The fact that the Governor and Legislature were willing to act so quickly on this opportunity speaks volumes about the state’s long-term commitment to growing good jobs.