In the summer of 2022, Business Oregon announced the completion of its Plan for a Balanced Economic Recovery, a report that looked at how the agency and state government can support equitable outcomes as the state recovers from the pandemic. The plan is built on a foundation of input from a broad list of stakeholders, including 220 participants in six regional forums, 120 people in focus groups and 289 survey responses. They recommended strategies to increase access to capital and extend broadband infrastructure. The plan also recommends adopting existing infrastructure funding programs to incentivize municipally owned residential infrastructure and to work with private industry to improve childcare access.
Strategic Reserve Fund (SRF): Offers a flexible tool for job retention and creation, often used as forgivable loans helping businesses expand in Oregon.
Business Expansion Program (BEP): Offers a cash incentive based on the estimated increase in new per- sonal income tax revenue resulting from the new hires.
Enterprise Zones: Offers a three- to five-year ex- emption from local property taxes on new plant and equipment for expansion with longer terms available in rural areas.
Strategic Investment Program (SIP): Exempts a portion of very large capital investments from property taxes for 15 years.
Oregon Investment Advantage (OIA): Helps business- es start or locate new types of operations in a number of counties by providing an income tax subtraction, potentially eliminating state income tax liability on new operations.
Developed by the Futures Commission, the Oregon In- novation Plan aims to orient the state economy around innovation. The four strategies are to foster ideation, strengthen the innovation ecosystem, catalyze risk capital and promote the state as place to start and grow an innovative company.
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.