Oregon Business Plan 2012 Policy Playbook

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The 2012 Policy Playbook contains a review of Oregon’s economic progress, accomplishments over the past year, and initiatives for 2012.

Remarks, Presentations and Session Summaries

Day One Plenary Session

Opening Session
Pat Reiten, Chair, Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee:  VideoSlides.
Ron Wyden, United States Senator:  Video.
Jeff Merkley, United States Senator:  Video.
Yoram Bauman, The Stand-Up Economist:  Video.

The Jobs AgendaVideo
Nick Fowler, Perpetua Power Source Technologies: Slides.
Russ Hoeflich, Oregon State Director, The Nature Conservancy:   Slides.
Paul Harlan, VP of Resources, The Collins Companies:   Slides
John Mohlis, Executive Secretary, Oregon Building and Construction Trades Council

Long-term Budgeting for Outcomes
Jim Piro, President and CEO, Portland General Electric: Video.  Slides.

0-20 Education and the Oregon Education Investment Board: 
Julia Brim-Edwards, VP of Government Relations, Nike:  VideoSlides
Learnworks:  Sonya Christian, Sarah Denny, Greg Hamann:  VideoSlides

Healthcare Reform: Video
Bill Thorndike, President and CEO, Medford Fabrication
Mark Ganz, President and CEO, The Regence Group:  Slides
Joe Robertson, President, Oregon Health and Sciences University:  Slides

Lunch Program
Governor John Kitzhaber:  Video.
Presiding Officers of the Oregon Legislature:  Senate President Peter Courtney, Co-Speaker Bruce Hanna, Co-Speaker Arnie Roblan:  Video.
Yoram Bauman, The Stand-Up Economist:  Video.

Day Two Session

Long-Term Budgeting for Outcomes
Michael Jordan:  Slides, Notes

Medicaid Transformation
Mike Bonetto  Slides, Notes

0-20 Education and the Oregon Education Investment Board
Tim Nesbitt:  Slides, Notes

Regional Breakfast Presentations

Northwest Oregon and Central Coast
Oregon’s Katrina:  Rebuilding Flood-Ravaged Vernonia
Welcoming the Future:  NOAA’s Pacific Marine Operations Center and What it Means for the Economy of the Central Coast

Highway 97 Corridor
Mid-Columbia Region:  Housing Impacts to Economic Development
Central Oregon and Klamath Basin:  Upgrdaging Highway 97, Oregon’s Freight Backbone

Willamette Valley and Umpqua Valley
Southern Willamette Valley:  Regional Industrial Lands Readiness–Wetlands Mitigation:  Slides
Western Oregon O&C Lands:  Current Challenges and Future Management

Southwest Oregon
South Coast-Developing the Bay of Coos for International Commerce.  Slides
Rogue Valley-Closing the Regional Workforce Gap

Eastern Oregon
Restoring Health to Our Eastside Forests and Communities Slides
Restoring Water Deficits and Creating Jobs in NE Oregon

Industry Cluster Sessions

Computer and Electronics Equipment Manufacturing: Building in Oregon for the World

Biotechnology: an Innovation Engine for the New Economy

Oregon Creative Industries: We’re Ready for Our Close-up

Oregon Food Processing: Leading the Way with Innovation

Agriculture: Oregon’s Natural Cluster

Portland’s Athletic and Outdoor Industry: Building a Global Hub

Education Technology Industry: Driving Growth In and Outside Oregon
Matt Chapman, President and CEO, NW Evaluation Association: Slides

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Growth Through Innovation
Chis Scherer, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership:  Slides

Clean Technology: Tackling Global Challenges with Oregon Expertise, Experience, and Jobs: National Clean-Tech Landscape Slides, Electric Vehicle Slides, Element Power Slides

Oregon’s Forest Cluster: Improving Forest Health and Utilization of Biomass Energy through Policy, Innovation and Marketing

Oregon’s Software Industry: Creating What’s Next

Operation Heavy-Lift: Oregon’s Heavy-Lift Helicopter Industry

Policy Breakout Sessions

Improving the Utilization of our Federal Forest Resources

Simplifying and Streamlining Regulations and Permitting

Realizing Greater Economic and Environmental Benefits in NE Oregon from the Columbia River

Supporting job Growth Through Workforce Development

  • Graham Slater, Oregon Employment Department:  Slides

Accelerating Innovation, Entrepreneurship and New Business Formation + Growth

Boosting Oregon’s Transportation Infrastructure