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OEDA Economic Development in Oregon Training

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Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego

14811 Kruse Oaks Drive

Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035

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Economic Development in Oregon

Wednesday, October 25th

Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


The economic development landscape in Oregon is unique. As an Oregon Economic Development Professional, it’s important to understand the economic development landscape and make informed decisions.

This interactive 8-credit training covers in depth information regarding Oregon’s economy, including the context and tools needed to understand development dynamics, be active in the legislative process, and prepare for challenges and opportunities facing our economy. Information gained in this 101 course is perfect for those new to the profession and mid-career professionals as it provides a good foundation for the remainder of courses in the Oregon Certified Economic Developer Program.

You'll leave this interactive training with an understanding of:

  • Oregon’s economic drivers and key industries

  • Role of exporting in Oregon

  • Oregon’s tax structure

  • Oregon Legislature - how the legislature works (long session and short sessions)

  • Tools and resources in Oregon

  • Economic development organizations, what they do, and how to work with them

  • The workforce and education landscape

  • Role of land use in economic development

  • Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies and how to align your strategies


*Attendance of this training counts toward the Oregon Certified Economic Developer Program*


Thank you to our training sponsor!





Questions? Email Leigh Anne Hogue, Professional Development Chair, at lhogue@orcity.org.

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