Urban Renewal – Does it work?

By admin / March 25, 2021 /

For the March OCBA meeting, James Graham, Oregon City’s Economic Development Manager, and his team of consultants explain how Urban Renewal (UR) has been an effective tool in stimulating new economic development throughout the Metro region. For decades, local cities have been utilizing UR as a primary resource to stimulate new business and employment opportunities on difficult…

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Reopening OC: Challenges and Opportunities

By admin / February 26, 2021 /

With the vaccine rollout underway, various plans are being made to allow local small businesses to reopen and engage again with the public. Come hear Tim Duy, Economics Professor at U of O, and a member of the Governor’s Advisory Board on Economic Development, speak on what to expect with this new economy and what…

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Good-bye 2020: Oregon City going forward into 2021!

By admin / February 4, 2021 /

Please join Tony Konkol, the City Manager of Oregon City, and the Oregon City Business Alliance Board to review the challenges and accomplishments in 2020, and to learn about our city’s expectations and opportunities in 2021.

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Clackamas County – What to Expect in 2021

By admin / November 24, 2020 /

With so much happening this year in Clackamas County, come hear the latest on the difficult challenges, tragedies, and events that have affected our communities here in Clackamas County. This ranges from the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown to the massive destruction caused by the recent wildfires. We continue to also deal with transportation issues, the ongoing…

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OC’s Northern Lights Shine

By admin / September 22, 2020 /

Listen to several panelists share their vision for redeveloping and implementing their business and strategic plans in OC’s Northern Gateway District. Former OC Mayor Dan Fowler, who owns the Abernethy Center, will discuss the opening of Corner 14, which will be in the building that was previously Spicer Brothers Produce. It will consist of numerous…

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What’s Metro Up To Now?

By admin / September 1, 2020 /

Christine Lewis, our Metro Councilor, updates us on the many issues impacting our area. Get current on the regional transportation ballot measure. Learn how House Bill 2001 will be impacted by increasing density. Find out Metro’s views on expanding the UGB to accommodate future suburb growth due to businesses considering leaving urban centers. Christine will…

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Legislative Update: From Pandemic to Protests, what’s next?

By admin / July 10, 2020 /

Hear State Representatives Mark Meek and Christine Drazan share their insights on what is taking place in Salem as the legislature tackles the various challenges facing our communities and region right now. As we enter phase 1 of a gradual reopening of our local businesses, what can we expect in the way of new regulations…

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Live! From Salem!

By admin / July 23, 2019 /

This has been another volatile year for the Oregon State Legislature. It’s important for us all to be aware of what’s been happening in Salem. To that end, your OCBA invited Representatives Mark Meek and Christine Drazan to speak at our monthly luncheon Forum.

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