2017 ORS 284.771¹

As used in ORS 284.771 (Definitions) to 284.801 (Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board Fund):

(1) “Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Region” or “region,” as defined in rules adopted by the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board in consultation with the Oregon Business Development Department, means that part of the state that:

(a) Is within 20 miles of the Oregon border with the State of Idaho, and that includes, but is not limited to, the cities of Ontario, Vale and Nyssa;

(b) Includes Willow Creek and Brogan;

(c) Is an area in Oregon that is across the Oregon border from Weiser, Idaho; and

(d) Is an area southwest of Vale for a distance of 10 miles.

(2) “Economic development” means development that:

(a) Relates to and supports:

(A) The economic health or recovery of the region;

(B) Business enterprise and activities in the region; or

(C) Development or certification of regionally significant industrial sites in the region;

(b) Creates jobs or prevents the loss of jobs in the region; or

(c) Promotes or expands businesses or prevents the decline of businesses located or to be located in the region.

(3) “Local governing body” means either the county court or board of county commissioners of the county.

(4) “Local government” has the meaning given that term in ORS 174.116 (“Local government” and “local service district” defined).

(5) “Regionally significant industrial site” has the meaning given that term in ORS 285B.626 (Definitions for ORS 285B.625 to 285B.632).

(6) “Traded sector” has the meaning given that term in ORS 285A.010 (Definitions for ORS 284.101 to 284.148 and ORS chapters 285A, 285B and 285C).

(7) “Workforce development” means activities or services that assist individuals to attain employment, progress along career pathways or establish and maintain businesses and that promote economic development by making skilled employees more readily available. “Workforce development” includes:

(a) Education, training and apprenticeships;

(b) Labor market analysis;

(c) Employment and reemployment assistance;

(d) Employee recruitment and retention;

(e) Workforce programs that have a primary mission of helping individuals become employed, retain employment, increase wages, progress along career pathways or establish and maintain businesses; and

(f) Convening, coordinating, oversight and evaluation activities and services for business and state workforce agencies. [2017 c.703 §1]

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.