February 2019 News & Updates
  • OEDA In Salem: 2019 Legislative Priorities & Recent Activities
  • Training Courses: Feb. 25 in Eugene + Spring/Summer Course Dates
  • 2019 OEDA Executive Officers & New Board Members
  • TEAM Oregon Activities Update
  • Welcome 5 New Members
  • Save the Date: NW Economic Development Course
  • Join an OEDA Committee
OEDA in Salem: 2019 Legislative Priorities & Recent Activities
We've published our 2019 Legislative Priorities and our  Government Affairs Committee  is working to track bills and advocate for policy that supports effective economic development strategies, programs and resources:

  • Joined AOC in support of HB 2320 relating to lottery revenue transfer to counties for economic development. View One-Pager

  • Testified Jan. 31 before Senate Committee On Business and General Government with Industrial Land Coalition in support of SB 34 relating to Industrial Site Readiness Readiness Program. View One-Pager

  • Continuing work on HB 2174 regarding updates to urban renewal governing legislation
Economic Development Training
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Ecosystems in Oregon

February 25, 8 am-4 pm 5 spots left!!
Northwest Community Credit Union
Eugene, OR

Join us for an in-depth training covering entrepreneurial ecosystems, tools and resources to implement and measure ecosystems in your community.

For Your Calendar: Next Course Dates
April 18 - Florence, OR
April 19 - Florence, OR
June 5 - Cottage Grove, OR
June 6 - Cottage Grove, OR
**Course topics TBA soon as we confirm venues and speakers.
A New Year on the Board: Welcome New Officers and Directors
Welcome executive officers and new directors to OEDA's Board of Directors!

Kate Porsche, President
Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office

Matt Miller, Vice President
Greater Portland Inc.

Sarah Means, Past President
Lane County

Cindy Moore, Secretary
Clackamas County

Kit Kamo, Treasurer
Snake River Economic Development

Courtney Griesel - New Director
City of Springfield

Jerry Sorte - New Director
Corvallis Benton County Economic Development Office

Isaac Barrow - New Director
Portland General Electric

Lisa Itel - New Director
Travel Oregon
TEAM Oregon in Full Swing
Our TEAM Oregon program is busy this winter doing strategic recruitment, retention and expansion activities and marketing of the Oregon business advantage:

January 14-16 - TEAM booth at NW Food & Beverage World sharing state and regional resources and connecting with Oregon companies.

February 10 - TEAM members walked the PNW Sportsmen's Show doing outreach to Oregon companies.

February 26-28 TEAM Mission to Vancouver BC to meet with companies!

March 4-6 TEAM Mission to Los Angeles area to meet with companies!

March 6-9 TEAM Oregon and six amazing Oregon food processing companies spend the week in our Oregon booth at Natural Products Expo West! and at our hallmark Oregon Reception!

2019 TEAM: Redmond Economic Development Inc, McMinnville Economic Development, Lane County, City of Florence, Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, Greater Portland Inc, SEDCOR, Economic Development for Central Oregon, City of Salem, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon City, City of Canby City of Gresham, Port of Portland, Snake River Economic Development, City of Springfield, City of Woodburn, City of Forest Grove, City of Dallas, Umatilla County, City of LaGrande, City of Sandy, Corvallis Benton County Economic Development, Business Oregon, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture
Welcome New Members!
Save the Date: NW Economic Development Course Aug. 19-22, 2019
Call for Committee Members: Join an OEDA Committee!
Grow your network and gain leadership experience in economic development!

We're inviting members to join OEDA's six dynamic volunteer-driven committees :

  • Urban Renewal
  • Professional Development
  • Government Affairs
  • Conference Planning
  • Marketing
  • Membership

Contact a Committee Chair or OEDA Executive Director Avery Pickard ( director@oeda.biz ) to get involved.
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