Oregon Statutes - Chapter 284 - Organizations for Economic Development - Section 284.570 - Development of state economic development strategy; advisory committee; rules; focus of strategy.

(1) The Governor shall direct the Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission, in consultation with the Economic Revitalization Team established pursuant to ORS 284.555 and other state agencies as appropriate, to appoint an advisory committee composed of representatives of local governments, ports, local economic development organizations and private industry and other individuals familiar with economic development strategies to assist the commission in developing a state economic development strategy. The commission shall, by administrative rule, adopt and periodically update the strategy. The strategy must focus on:

(a) Creating, expanding and retaining Oregon businesses;

(b) Assisting in the development and growth of competitive industrial sectors;

(c) Creating jobs by attracting new businesses to Oregon;

(d) Providing economic development tools and resources to Oregon communities;

(e) Assisting local communities and regions in developing and maintaining economic development plans that are coordinated with the state economic development strategy;

(f) Providing an adequate supply of industrial, commercial and retail sites available for immediate development inside urban growth boundaries;

(g) Providing public infrastructure in a timely manner;

(h) Resolving constraints on and removing barriers to the timely development of industrial and traded sector sites; and

(i) Developing recommendations for prioritizing state loans, grants and technical assistance to local governments that meet the objectives of the state economic development strategy.

(2) The commission shall present the state economic development strategy to the Governor and the Seventy-second Legislative Assembly not later than June 30, 2004, including a report on actions taken to implement the strategy. [2003 c.800 §25]

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