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Retail Policy

In recent years, retailers have shouldered ever-increasing costs to do business in Oregon even as their traditional businesses have shrunk. OBI’s primary objective for the 2024 session will be to limit new regulations and taxes that increase the burden on retailers.

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Health Care

Oregon has passed several transformative health care measures in recent years. The healthcare system needs time to stabilize and evaluate the effects of these measures on cost and health outcomes. Now is not the time for big new programs.

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Transportation Infrastructure

Although the required state funds for replacing the Interstate 5 bridge were secured in the 2023 legislative session, much of OBI’s transportation policy work will continue to be driven by the bridge project through supporting federal grant applications and advocacy for the duration of this lengthy and complex process.

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Oregon Retail Council

Through the Oregon Retail Council, OBI provides a powerful voice for the state’s retail businesses, which in recent years have shouldered rapidly increasing taxes and regulatory costs even as they have invested heavily in new technology and service delivery models.

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Manufacturing Council of Oregon

OBI is the state affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers. Mission: To protect, promote and grow a positive, globally-competitive business climate for manufacturing and related industries in Oregon. CHAIRS: Jim Fitzhenry, Roy Manufacturing STAFF:Scott Bruun scottbruun@oregonbusinessindustry.com Download The Most Recent Priorities PDF