2017 ORS 284.592¹
Definitions for ORS 284.590 to 284.597

As used in ORS 284.590 (Legislative findings) to 284.597 (Regional collaboration regarding manufacturing economic development):

(1) “Geographic region” means the following regions and counties:

(a) South Willamette Valley, comprising Benton, Lane and Linn Counties.

(b) Mid-Willamette Valley, comprising Marion and Polk Counties.

(c) Mid-Columbia Valley, comprising Hood River, Sherman and Wasco Counties in the State of Oregon and Klickitat County in the State of Washington.

(d) Portland Metro, comprising Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington and Yamhill Counties in the State of Oregon and Clark and Skamania Counties in the State of Washington.

(2) “Manufacturing economic development” means economic development in manufacturing sectors, including but not limited to manufacturing activities related to primary metals, wood products, semiconductors, electronics, medical devices, food processing, technological inputs and machinery.

(3) “Partnership” means the Pacific Northwest Manufacturing Partnership, a collaborative alliance of governmental agencies, educational institutions, manufacturing firms and associations, research facilities, workforce boards, labor organizations and manufacturing economic development entities that has been established in geographic regions in this state for the purpose of:

(a) Integrating knowledge, innovation, research, technology, science, industry, resources and priorities for manufacturing economic development in the geographic regions; and

(b) Enhancing the geographic regions’ capacity as manufacturing business ecosystems. [2015 c.22 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 284—Organizations for Economic Development, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors284.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.