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As vaccination rates plummet in the USofficials are worried that outbreaks like the one near Portland will become increasingly common. Melissa Unger is director of the Oregon chapter of the Service Employees International Union, which represents thousands of public workers in the state.
The Business Plan has three specific, ongoing goals: Add 25, net new jobs per year Raise per capita income above the national average by it is now 91 percent of that benchmark Reduce the percentage of Oregonians living in poverty from just over 13 percent now to less than 10 percent by A Democrat from Scappoose, Johnson has historically been sympathetic to business interests and sometimes votes with Republicans.
But McDonough defends her staff and promises to augment their work with savvy outside consultants.Clusters illustrate why place still matters in the global economy. Businesses thrive in particular locations because their network of local connections to a specially skilled local workforce and the availability of strong local suppliers in proximity to one another generates business advantages that can not easily be imitated or competed away by low cost competitors. That undermines its effectiveness against a unified labor movement. She ran the Portland Business Alliance for 14 years and is well-known among Oregon lawmakers and in chambers of commerce around the state. Business groups are proliferating as companies seek to find an organization that reflect their own perspectives, he said. They ring up sales outside of Oregon, bringing in fresh dollars that support families, local businesses, and government services. Some business association leaders see hopeful signs. A Democrat from Scappoose, Johnson has historically been sympathetic to business interests and sometimes votes with Republicans. AP Photo Officials in Clark County, Washington — across the river from Portland, Oregon — have declared an emergency after identifying at least 71 cases of measles, most of which are in kids who aren't vaccinated.
Job growth has far exceeded 25, per year. Voters walloped both proposals despite millions of dollars in corporate campaign spending.
All rights reserved About Us. As OBI stumbled, the business lobby fragmented: Environmentally minded companies created their own organization last year, the Oregon Business Alliance for Climate, to promote a state carbon tax — a proposal many heavy industries staunchly oppose.
Their three-fifths supermajorities in each house give them the power, at least theoretically, to raise taxes without a single Republican vote. The Business Plan pursues these conditions in the form of particular initiatives that address acute or gathering public challenges.None of this is to suggest that the business community is in any way helpless. Local businesses — which make up the majority of Oregon enterprises — often support traded sector companies, add to the local quality of life, and provide entrepreneurial opportunities for citizens. He was founding chairman of the Oregon Business Association, a progressive group that combined with the old-line Associated Oregon Industries last year to create the new, larger business association. And the business community is already on the outs with other prominent Democrats. These past two years the Fiscal Policy Initiative has been our top priority. It's a public-health emergency and it's spreading fast: At least 71 kids and young adults have gotten sick with the measles in an area of Washington state just north of Portland, Oregon. As vaccination rates plummet in the US , officials are worried that outbreaks like the one near Portland will become increasingly common. Politically, however, the business community is a wreck. All rights reserved About Us. Essentially they are companies that export their products and services to other U. AP Photo Officials in Clark County, Washington — across the river from Portland, Oregon — have declared an emergency after identifying at least 71 cases of measles, most of which are in kids who aren't vaccinated. And real estate brokers created their own initiative, Measure , in hopes of insulating mortgage interest from future taxation. Job growth has far exceeded 25, per year.