HB 2012 Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board

04/01/2017
HB 2012 VOTE: YES
In Committee
Work Session 04/05/2017 8:00am   HR E
Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/HB2012
Committee assigned to bill: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Committees/HECDT/Overview

Work Session Meeting Details 4/5/2017 8:00 AM, HR E

Public Hearing Held Meeting Details 3/20/2017

Published on Track Their Vote


This bill creates the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board, in collaboration with Oregon Business Development Department. Authorizes issuance of lottery bonds to make grants or loans to eligible applicants for the purpose of encouraging workforce development and economic development in the region.

Personal Choice and Responsibility
Eastern Oregon is separated from Idaho by the Snake River where Idaho has different business opportunities where as Oregon suffers from high unemployment encouraged by Oregon generous welfare assistance.

Limited Government
The existing Economic and Community Development Department provides technical assistance, expertise and funding to develop economic opportunities.

Local Control
Allows those that are within the Eastern Oregon Border region to assist local Oregon businesses.

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