Oregon Business Plan 2011 Policy Playbook

Review the 2011 Oregon Business Plan Policy Playbook by clicking the image on the left.    The Plan focuses on 2 components:

1.  Maximizing the value of the limited tax dollars we have available in state government over the next decade.

2.  Ten ideas to spark job and income growth

Download the Agenda and Plan Summary here!

Remarks, Presentations and Session Summaries


See above

Plenary Session Presentations

Lenny Mendonca, Director
McKinsey and Company
The Five Crucibles of Public and
Private Sector Innovation
David Osborne, Principal
Public Strategies Group
Reinventing Government:
Surivival in an Age of Permanent
Fiscal Crisis.

Breakout Session Summaries and Materials

Regional Economic Strategy Sessions

Northwest Oregon   Meeting notes Columbia Gorge  Meeting notes
South Coast   Meeting notes Eastern Oregon Meeting notes
Southern Oregon/Rogue Valley  Meeting notes Central Oregon Meeting notes
Klamath Basin Meeting notes Mid Willamette Valley Meeting notes

Afternoon Policy Breakout Sessions

Click here for Breakout Session Summary Reports (combined in one document)
Leaders of each breakout session were asked to identify three big ideas that came out of the session and three actionable next steps to make progress on the issue at hand.
Additional Documents


Getting Greater Value in Health Care  Health Insurance Exchange Proposal
Budgeting for Outcomes and Results  John Tapogna Slides

News Coverage

The Oregonian:
Death spirals and dead horses           PDF
We haven’t come along way, baby          PDF
Kitzhaber: Hold me accountable for income gains          PDF
Fixing Oregon’s economy means fixing Oregon’s schools first          PDF
Kitzhaber vows to remake healthcare coverage;chooses GOP aid            PDF

Portland Tribune:
Kitzhaber calls for transforming state government          PDF
Local leaders say ther is ‘no time to waste’ ending business as usual          PDF

Albany Democrat-Herald:
Leaders: Tough times before they get better          PDF
Kitz needs more teams          PDF

Bend Bulliten:
Business leaders plan state’s fiscal restoration         PDF

Portland Business Journal:
Leadership summit tackles big challenges          PDF
Oregon in death spiral          PDF

Register Guard:
Oregon’s sputtering economy          PDF

Oregon Business:
On the scene: leadership summit returns          PDF
Leaders pull no punches          PDF

Oregon’s death spiral          PDF
Kitzhaber: Fiscal crisis calls for spending overhaul          PDF
Only business can build prosperity          PDF
Kitzhaber: Rural as important as urban jobs          PDF

Regional Meetings

Fred Warner of Baker County
Members of the Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee have been traveling Oregon to learn about regional economic challenges, and strategies. Meetings have taken place or are scheduled in Astoria, the Portland/Metro area, Salem, Corvallis/Albany, Eugene, Medford, Klamath Falls, Bend, and Pendleton.  Learn more about the results of these meetings on ourRegional Perspectives page.   If you have questions about the regional meetings, please contact us.

Oregon Industry Cluster Network Meetings

In 2005, The Oregon Business Plan launched the Oregon Cluster Network to identify Oregon’s mature, emerging, and potential industry clusters and assist cluster participants as they work to accelerate innovation and the growth of their industries.

Zepponi cluster network meeting very largeBy consciously connecting industry leaders with university researchers, schools, media, venture capital, and other resources, the network will help generate new prospects for business recruiting, develop relevant economic and market data, guide public policy, and help cluster facilitators across the state to share best practices and develop a collaborative regional advantage.

The Oregon Cluster Network meets several times a year to discuss progress on cluster-based economic development, lead focused sessions on areas of interest that affect multiple clusters, share best practices, and plan for key events and opportunities such as the Oregon Leadership Summit. Anyone interested in advancing cluster-based economic development is welcome to attend the Cluster Network meetings.

The next Cluster Network meeting will be held on March 31, 2011 with a focus on “How Clusters Drive Innovation.” Learn more about the Oregon Industry Cluster Network and Meetings.

Previous Summits

Governor, Sam and Eileen CompressedKeeping Focus in Tough Times.  December 2008

Moving Forward.  December 2007

Gaining Sustainable Advantage.  January 2007

Learning to Compete in a Global Economy.  January 2006

Charting a Course for Oregon’s Economic Future.  December 2004

Shaping Oregon’s Economic Future.  December 2003

Shaping Oregon’s Economic Future.  December 2002

All Upcoming Business Plan and Partner Events

Click here for the events calendar.