Oregon Statutes - Chapter 285A - Economic Development I - Section 285A.240 - Legislative finding.

The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(1) There is a new emerging global economy in which countries and regions located in specific areas of the world are forging new cooperative arrangements.

(2) These new cooperative arrangements are increasing the competitiveness of the participating countries and regions, thus increasing the economic benefits and the overall quality of life for the citizens of the individual countries and regions.

(3) The Pacific Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia are in a strategic position to act together, as a region, thus increasing the overall competitiveness of the individual states and provinces that will provide substantial economic benefits for all of their citizens. [Formerly 285.693]

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