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November 15, 2012

Oregon Leadership Summit


The Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit is December 3, 2012.  Don't miss this chance to discuss Oregon's top opportunities to create jobs and raise incomes in 2013. 


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Here is a preview of the agenda:


Education and workforce training:  Strengthening the work skills of Oregonians is a top priority of businesses across the state.  What proposals will policymakers take up in 2013 to help every student succeed, meet the ambitious 40/40/20 goals, and revamp Oregon's system of higher education?


The Governor's new budget:  It's due to the legislature two days before the Summit.  What's in it and how will the new budget process affect the way the state government operates?

Transportation infrastructure:  2013 is do-or-die for the Columbia River Crossing.  Are policymakers ready to move this  project forward to create jobs today and strengthen Oregon's export economy for the future?


Regional initiatives: 


Forests:  Are Oregon and the U.S. ready to create jobs in the woods protecting our federal forests from catastrophic fires, keeping our remaining mills from closing, and generating needed revenue for schools, public safety and other services? 


Water:  As the Oregonian reported, farmers and conservationists are working to create a win-win for fish and agriculture in Northeast Oregon with a new approach to water access from the Columbia River.  Will they succeed?


Exports:  What does the proposed development of the Port of Coos Bay mean for the region and for the state?  Can the Portland region double its exports in five years and create thousands of new jobs? 


Regional leaders will discuss these and other initiatives affecting their communities, and ask for the support of statewide leaders.   




Health care:  Oregon's recent progress on healthcare reform has drawn national recognition.  What are the next steps to ensure affordable and reliable coverage for Oregonians and Oregon businesses?  


Economic innovation: The Oregon Innovation Council just adopted the 2013 Innovation Plan.  What's in it and what does it mean for jobs and incomes in the long run?


Industrial lands:  Is Oregon ready to grow its manufacturing base?  Not according to a recent study.  What initiatives can the Governor and legislature pursue in 2013 to get industrial sites ready for high-wage, traded sector companies?


Regulation and permitting:  An advisory committee just delivered a regulatory streamlining road-map to the Governor.  What are the 2013 action items and will they be accomplished?


PERS The newly announced PERS rates will take a major toll on classrooms and other public services across the state.  What options are on the table to stabilize costs?  Are Oregonians ready to put aside their differences and work together to address this growing challenge?


...and more 


Join us on December 3, 2012 to make plans for creating jobs and raising incomes across Oregon.  Register today at  Learn more about the Oregon Business Plan at


Outstanding Presenters & Content at 24th Annual Northwest Environmental Conferecne & Trade Show

December 4-5, Portland - Red Lion Hotel - Jantzen Beach


2-Days of Educational sessions to provide you with the latest information on:

  • Environmental Protection & Compliance
  • Resource & Operational Efficiencies
  • Health & Safety Practices
  • Sustainability Programs
  • Product Standards
  • Environmental Economics


Presenters and Moderators are from:


AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc., Aquarius Environmental, Ash Creek Associates, Ater Wynne LLP, Avogadro Group, Blount International


Cascade Energy Engineering, CH2M Hill, Christenson Electric, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, City of Vancouver, Clackamas County, Clackamas County Water Environment Services, Clark County Dept.of Environmental Services, Clean Water Services, Clear Creek Systems, Inc., Clear Water Services


Davis Wright Tremaine, Ecology and Environment, Inc., Ecova, EnviroIssues, EORM, Epson, Freightliner Trucks, Fresenius Medical Care, Frito-Lay, Geosyntec Consultants, Gunderson, LLC, Integral Consulting, Intel Corporation


Keen Footwear, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Lewis & Clark College, Lockheed-Martin, Miller Nash, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, NW Natural


One PacificCoast Bank, OR Occupational Safety & Health Division, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality, Oregon Occupational Health & Safety Division, OSW Equipment


Pacific Natural Foods, Perkins Coie, Portland State University, Purdy Paintbrushes, Safetec, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, SHARP Strategies Consulting, LLC, Sikorsky/LifePort, Siltronic Corporation, Snohomoish Conservation District, Southwest Clean Air Agency, Stoel Rives LLP, Synergistic Pesticide Lab 
Tektronix, The Greenbrier Companies, Toyo Tanso USA, Inc., Trinity Consultants, URS Corporation, WaferTech, LLC, Washington Dept. of Ecology, Washington Dept. of Labor & Industries, Zero Waste


NWEC also features the Oregon Governor's Sustainability Awards presented by Oregon Secretary of State, Kate Brown.


Join us to take advantage of opportunities to network and to exchange ideas and best practices with your colleagues.


Full conference information and registration is available at: 


Presented by:


Associated Oregon Industries

Northwest Environmental Business Council

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Washington Department of Ecolocy 

NWEC also features the Northwest's largest environmental solutions trade show. Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are available. Visit the website or contact 503-227-6361.

Stephan Wurzburg, Membership/Marketing Director, (503)-393-9111