2017 ORS 285B.179¹
Purposes of Microenterprise Development Act

The purposes of ORS 285B.178 (Definitions for Microenterprise Development Act) and this section are to:

(1) Ensure that microenterprises in Oregon are able to realize their full potential to create jobs, enhance entrepreneurial skills, expand entrepreneurial activity and increase the capacity of low income and very low income households to become self-sufficient;

(2) Enhance the development of a statewide infrastructure for microenterprise support; and

(3) Enable the Oregon Business Development Department to engage in contractual relationships with statewide microenterprise support organizations that have the capacity to administer grants to local microenterprise support organizations, subject to ORS 285B.178 (Definitions for Microenterprise Development Act) and this section, and to leverage additional funds from sources other than moneys appropriated from the General Fund. [2001 c.419 §3; 2007 c.804 §21; 2009 c.830 §70]

Note: See note under 285B.178 (Definitions for Microenterprise Development Act).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 285B—Economic Development Ii, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors285B.­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.