ORS 200.025¹
Governor’s Policy Advisor for Economic and Business Equity
  • Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity
  • duties

(1) The Governor shall appoint a Governor’s Policy Advisor for Economic and Business Equity within the office of the Governor.

(2) The Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity is created within the Oregon Business Development Department, and the Director of the Oregon Business Development Department shall appoint the employees of the office.

(3) The Governor’s Policy Advisor for Economic and Business Equity shall:

(a) Advise the Governor and the director on activities and initiatives that may promote the economic integration of minorities, women, service-disabled veterans and emerging small businesses into the business sector;

(b) Prepare an annual report to the Governor, director and Legislative Assembly on disadvantaged business enterprises, minority-owned businesses, woman-owned businesses, businesses that service-disabled veterans own and emerging small businesses that examines:

(A) The status of the enterprises and businesses in the marketplace;

(B) Accomplishments and resolutions that have occurred with respect to issues that concern the enterprises and businesses; and

(C) Recommendations for executive and legislative action; and

(c) Carry out other duties that the Governor may assign.

(4) The Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity shall:

(a) Provide information to minority-owned businesses, woman-owned businesses, businesses that service-disabled veterans own and emerging small businesses;

(b) Assist in developing and implementing an aggressive strategy for this state, based on research and monitoring, that encourages minorities, women, service-disabled veterans and emerging small businesses to participate in the state’s economy;

(c) Recommend to the director methods for researching, developing and implementing a plan to involve minority-owned businesses, woman-owned businesses, businesses that service-disabled veterans own and emerging small businesses in all state programs;

(d) Maintain, in consultation with the Department of Transportation, public universities listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) and other entities, an Oregon Opportunity Register and Clearinghouse for information about contracting agency solicitations and other opportunities to submit bids or proposals to contracting agencies to provide goods, supplies and services, including professional services;

(e) Monitor the certification and compliance program under ORS 200.055 (Certification as disadvantaged business enterprise, minority-owned business, woman-owned business, business that service-disabled veteran owns or emerging small business) for:

(A) Disadvantaged business enterprises;

(B) Minority-owned businesses, woman-owned businesses and businesses that service-disabled veterans own; and

(C) Emerging small businesses;

(f) Investigate complaints and possible abuses of the certification program; and

(g) Assist in promoting and coordinating plans, programs and operations of state government that help minority-owned businesses, woman-owned businesses, businesses that service-disabled veterans own and emerging small businesses to participate in the economic life of this state. [1987 c.893 §4; 1989 c.1043 §3; 1993 c.500 §7; 1993 c.744 §§189,189a; 2003 c.794 §214; 2005 c.683 §§6,7; 2009 c.830 §135; 2015 c.565 §2; 2015 c.767 §§60,224,225]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 200—Disabled Veterans; Emerging Small Businesses, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors200.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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