2017 ORS 285B.286¹
Entrepreneurial and industry development activities

For traded sector industries, the Oregon Business Development Department shall undertake entrepreneurial and industry development activities that may include, but are not limited to, all of the following:

(1) Focus groups and other meetings and related studies to identify traded sector industry members and issues of common concern within an industry.

(2) State technical and financial support for formation of industry associations, publication of association directories and related efforts to create or expand the activities of industry associations.

(3) Helping establish research consortia as well as partnering with universities and other research institutions to assist in the retention and recruitment of targeted industries.

(4) Joint training and education programs and curricula related to the specific needs of traded sector industries.

(5) Cooperative market and entrepreneurial development activities.

(6) Analysis of the need, feasibility and cost for establishing product certification and testing facilities and services.

(7) State technical and financial support to facilitate certification of sites as ready for development for traded sector industry. The support may include performing site assessments to determine the costs associated with development of individual sites.

(8) Assistance to traded sector and cluster affiliated Oregon businesses and consortia in making investments that advance entrepreneurial and industry-related development activities or other identified competitiveness objectives of existing Oregon cluster businesses.

(9) Assistance and support that promote regional economic development strategies fostering entrepreneurship and the development of targeted industry clusters in rural communities.

(10) Subject to applicable policies and procedures, entering into agreements for grants or other assistance, including but not limited to direct purchase of goods or services related to entrepreneurial and industry development. [Formerly 285.770; 1999 c.509 §20; 2003 c.800 §23; 2009 c.830 §82; 2014 c.3 §1; 2015 c.84 §1]

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.
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