2017 ORS 284.597¹
Regional collaboration regarding manufacturing economic development
  • proposals for federal funds
  • authority to enter into agreements

(1) The Oregon Business Development Department shall facilitate regional collaboration among manufacturing economic development stakeholders through consultation with and support of the Pacific Northwest Manufacturing Partnership in the geographic regions represented by the partnership by:

(a) Providing financial assistance to businesses, programs and entities engaged in manufacturing economic development that are working in collaboration with, or with the financial or technical assistance of, the partnership;

(b) Identifying and recruiting qualified investors and other sources of capital to support members of the partnership or manufacturing economic development projects identified by the partnership that are eligible for financial or technical assistance; and

(c) Entering into contracts and agreements with institutions of higher education, research facilities, economic development entities and other manufacturing economic development entities for the purpose of supporting the goals and objectives of the partnership.

(2) The department shall act on behalf of the partnership to apply or submit proposals for any federal funds, at the request of the partnership, that the partnership and the department determine will assist the partnership to achieve its goals and objectives, including but not limited to funding available to designated manufacturing communities through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership program in the United States Economic Development Administration. The department may accept and enter into any contracts or agreements on behalf of the partnership for the receipt of the funds from the federal government or its agencies. [2015 c.22 §4]

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.