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Legislative Update - Week 12

April 18th committee deadline done!  Bills live in Revenue, Rules or Ways & Means Cmte. or are dead. Threats - Handful of threats...

2017 Real Estate Forecast Recap - Growing Pains

By: Ken Katzaroff, Attorney and Bend Chamber Advocacy Council member A good preview for the Bend Chamber's Real Estate Forecast...

Legislative Update 2017 - Week 11

Monday and Tuesday are going to be the single busiest set of days for committees as they rush to pass bills to beat the Tuesday deadline...

Senate unanimously passes adding woody biomass as green energy

Bill will help reduce carbon emissions and create jobs Jonathan Lockwood, Communications Director Jonathan.Lockwood@OregonLegislature.gov...

2017 Legislative Report - Week 10

So much for big deadlines. The first major deadline produced almost no changes to OSCC's outlook for the week. All bills needed to be...

Ferrioli addresses housing and jobs for rural Oregon

SALEM, Ore.-Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli, of John Day, has a plan to help tackle the housing and jobs crisis in rural Oregon,...

2017 Legislative Report - Week 9

The next 2 ½ weeks are traditionally among the most important of the legislative session. This is where we start to see bills...

Cascade Angels Fund Invites Early Stage Companies To Apply For Funding

Second Application Period Open April 4-May 1, 2017 via Gust.com   BEND, Ore. – April 4, 2017 – Entrepreneurs seeking investment...

Predictive Scheduling Talking Points (SB 828)

Scheduling Mandates—Bad for Employees, Bad for Employers Proposals are currently floating in Oregon and in municipalities around the country...

2017 Legislative Report - Week 8

Oregon State Chamber of Commerce To date, the 2017 legislative session has been one of the slowest moving sessions in recent history....

Untangling the Effects of Proposed Regulations

The Oregon Prosperity Project Implementing employment regulations involves much more than identifying a need and rushing to a solution. Just as...

Meyer Memorial Trust awards $100,000 for Civic Equity Project

Grant will fund Bend 2030 and Opportunity Knocks partnership RFP for project support, application for participating organizations now available...

What's Brewing | Immigration Forum Recap

  In the shadow of President Trump’s travel ban challenge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Bend citizens gathered...

Employment in Central Oregon: December 2016

  There was a distinct urban - rural divide in Central Oregon’s economy in 2016. The predominately urban Deschutes County anchored by...

Trucking Industry Keeps Economy Moving

  Courtesy: Associated Oregon Industries If your primary interaction with the trucking industry comes from sharing interstate...

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