Business Oregon is creating a statewide Economic Recovery Plan which will emphasize assisting those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The work is analyzing the areas of Oregon’s economy that have been most negatively impacted by the pandemic, while taking into consideration both region and industry. We need your perspectives and ideas about how the state could best mitigate the economic impacts and propose new programs to fill the gaps or better meet needs.
Here’s how you can help shape the plan:
1. Attend a Forum
Please join us in a regional economic forum to discuss current challenges in your local economy and ideas for addressing them. Business Oregon is developing a statewide recovery plan and would like to make sure recommendations consider the distinct circumstances of different regions and municipalities. These sessions will consist of small groups of community members representing various stakeholders in the local economy.
Central Oregon Region Forum: Dec 2, 4:00–4:45 p.m. for Crook, Deschutes, Hood River, Jefferson, Sherman, and Wasco counties. Register to attend — click here.
2. Complete the Stakeholder Survey
Share the issues that continue to impact your businesses and regional economy and tell us how you would weigh priorities for response. The survey will be available November 22-December 12. Survey Link – click here.
Who is this for?
Economic development professionals, business leaders, and the organizations who support them are encouraged to participate in the forums and survey.
What will be done with the information?
Information and input provide will be taken together with other stakeholder feedback to draft strategies and actions the state can take to facilitate economic recovery. We anticipate a draft Recovery Plan to be available for review and comment by early January.
For more information: Announcement
Contact: Caprielle A Lewis, Regional Development Officer, Region 8, Central Oregon, firstname.lastname@example.org.