Who’s Involved? Business Leaders from Across Oregon
The Oregon Business Plan is guided by a steering committee of business leaders representing business associations and boards/commissions with responsibility for Oregon’s economic progress, as well as at-large business leaders. The Oregon Business Council staffs the Business Plan project under the management of Jeremy Rogers, but the creation of the plan each year is very much a joint effort of many partners in the business community.
In addition to conducting economic research, the Steering Committee gathers information and opinions statewide about what Oregon can do to support businesses that create high paying jobs. This information comes from business interviews, industry focus group sessions, regional meetings, the annual Oregon Leadership Summit, and responses to this website.
Tillamook County Creamery Association
John D. Carter
Oregon Small Business Advisory Council
John W. Morgan
Wally Van Valkenburg
Business Association Partners (Ex-Officio)
Oregon Forest Resources Institute
Economic Development Partners (Ex-Officio)
Retired, Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc.
Greater Portland, Inc.
The Oregon Business Plan receives critical input and support from top elected leaders in Oregon, including Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, Governor Kate Brown, Senate President Peter Courtney, and House Speaker Tina Kotek.
The Oregon Cluster Network
In 2005, The Oregon Business Plan launched the Oregon Cluster Network to identify Oregon’s mature, emerging, and potential industry clusters and to assist cluster participants as they work to accelerate the innovation and growth of their industries. Network participants include representatives from Oregon’s key mature and emerging industry clusters, economic development professionals, research professionals, community colleges, venture capitalists, and others. The Cluster Network provides critical input to the Plan.
Business Plan Endorsers (partial list)
The Oregon Business Plan has been endorsed by business groups across Oregon. Below is a partial list. If your organization would like to endorse the Oregon Business Plan, please contact us.
- Ashland Chamber of Commerce
- Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter
- Associated Oregon Industries
- Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
- Oregon Bioscience Association
- Oregon Business Association
- Oregon Business Council
- Oregon Business Leadership Network
- Oregon Creative Industries
- Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
- Oregon Science & Technology Partnership
- Portland Business Alliance
- Software Association of Oregon
- TechAmerica Oregon
- Oregon State University, Open Source Lab
- Ambassador Program of the Portland Development Commission
- Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities
- Strategic Economic Development Corporation
- Worksystems, Inc.
- Happy Valley Business Alliance
- Albany Area Chamber of Commerce
- Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce
- Canby Area Chamber of Commerce
- Corvallis Area Chamber of Commerce
- Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce
- Grants Pass/Josephine County Chamber of Commerce
- Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce
- Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce
- Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce
- (The Chamber of) Medford/Jackson County
- Newberg Area Chamber of Commerce
- Nob Hill Business Association
- North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce
- Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce
- Sherwood Chamber of Commerce
- Tualatin Chamber of Commerce
- Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce
- The Coraggio Group
- Northwest Education Cluster
- The International School
- Learning Resources, Inc.
- Klamath County Chamber of Commerce
- Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce