In 2023 and beyond, OBI will seek major system improvements that address the overall attitude toward business and improve the experience of businesses navigating Oregon’s regulatory framework.
Even as they continue to struggle with the effects of the pandemic while adjusting to complex legal and regulatory changes, employers face serious labor shortages. For 2023, OBI urges the Legislature to help businesses in their recovery and spare them additional regulatory and cost burdens.
In recent years, retailers have been asked to pay ever-increasing costs of doing business while seeing much of their traditional business shrink. They also have invested heavily in new technology and service delivery models. State and local government should focus on helping with those difficult transitions rather than imposing additional costs on the delivery of goods and services.