2007 ORS 284.600¹
  • legislative findings and statement of purpose

The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(1) The Oregon of the future can provide unparalleled economic opportunities while maintaining Oregon’s traditional values if this state pursues its future with clarity of purpose and perseverance.

(2) Oregon is in the midst of massive economic, social and environmental transitions created by technological changes, global competition and changing population demographics. In order to expand economic opportunities while maintaining Oregon’s unique quality of life in the face of change, Oregonians must have a vision for their preferred future that spans economic, social and environmental concerns.

(3) An independent Oregon Progress Board is needed to:

(a) Encourage the discussion and understanding among all Oregonians of critical global and national economic, social and environmental trends that will affect Oregon in the coming decades;

(b) Formulate and submit to Oregonians a strategy that describes and explains a vision for Oregon’s economic, social and environmental progress for 20 years into the future; and

(c) Submit to the Legislative Assembly, for its adoption, goals for Oregon’s progress, including measurable indicators of the achievement of those goals. [Formerly 285A.150]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 284—Organizations for Economic Development, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­284.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.