Transparency Update Bulletin - December 2022: Business & Economic Development

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Transparency Update Bulletin

December 2022

Monthly Focus: Oregon Business & Economic Development 

Subscriber Survey - Higher Education - Oregon State Workforce & Salaries - Oregon Budget Process

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Previous Bulletin Issues

November 2022 - Higher Education

October 2022 - Oregon State Workforce & Salaries

September 2022 - Oregon Contracts & Procurement

August 2022 - Oregon Budget Process

July 2022 - Transparency Oregon Advisory Commission

June 2022 - Expenditures

May 2022 - Educational Service Districts (ESD)

April 2022 - Revenue Resources

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Business & Economic Development

Biz Dev Oregon

Cultivating partnerships and pursuing opportunities.

Business development is the process and strategy of identifying and implementing product and service growth opportunities between organizations, through relationships and partnerships.

The Business Oregon Commission oversees agency business development activities to ensure a coherent, integrated approach to economic development and policy direction. 

The following agencies and programs support the state's business development initiatives.


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Business Oregon is the state's economic development agency, that invests in business development and infrastructure projects throughout the state of Oregon. Business Oregon also houses the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust.


Oregon Film

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Oregon’s history in the media industry dates back to the silent film era of the early 1900s. Over 500 feature films and television projects have been produced in Oregon (as well as hundreds of commercials and interactive games).  Oregon Film helps facilitate by finding experienced crews and support services and a diverse variety of locations. 


Oregon Enterprise Zones


Oregon's Enterprise Zones create better opportunities for business and employment across Oregon. Sponsored by city, port, county, or tribal governments, an enterprise zone typically serves as a focal point for local development efforts. There are currently 76 enterprise zones.


Oregon Lottery

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Oregon Lottery dollars play a vital role helping support thousands of projects across the state and in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties. Lottery dollars fund economic growth, education, state parks, and other important services. 


Tax & Energy Credits

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Tax & Energy credits are tax provisions and government expenditures that include businesses incentive tax credits or a direct payment by the state to businesses. Incentives include solar storage, renewable energy, bovine manure, and energy incentives.


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Higher Education Resources and Programs

Explore statewide Community Colleges, Universities, independent/private institutions and related reports.

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Oregon State Workforce and Salaries

State workforce, position creation, compensation and funding are always in the forefront of budget discussions.

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The state budget is a tool used to carry out state law and policy decisions.

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