Economic Developer’s Resource Library

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Info Sessions for Economic Developers
8/12 SEDCOR August Economic Business Forum
8/17 IEDC A New Perspective on Special Economic Zones ($10/$20)
8/27 Broadband Financing in Rural Areas & Indian Country
9/9 OMIC/OMEP Factory of Tomorrow Virtual Tour
10/26-28 Oregon Economic Development Conference: Resilient Economic Recovery

Resources for Economic Developers

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Policies: Statewide / County / Industry / Phase  VISIT SITE<<New Statewide Rules 7/22/20
PPE & Critical Supply:
Business Oregon Supply Connector  | Buying a Cloth Face Covering
General Hygiene:
CDC Reopening Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting Guidance

General Economic Recovery
IEDC Leadership Guide for Economic Recovery  + Restore Your Economy Dashboard
CDFA Resource Center & Recovery Strategy
Funding Programs
NEA Our Town Creative Placemaking Grants Available
Place Marketing & Site Selection
SSG Doing Deals During Covid (Recorded)
Area Dev’t COVID and Site Selection in Near & Long Term
IEDC Pivot to Virtual Investment Attraction (Recorded)
Tax Increment Finance
EcDev Strategy

SSG Impact of Work-from-Home on Economic Incentives
IEDC Broadband, Telework and Economic Development Deglobalization and Changing Rules of FDI
IEDC Is a “Covid Corps” Right For Your Community?
FDI Intelligence How and Why Industry Clusters are Made
SSG Incentives That Matter – Recorded Podcast
EIG Supporting Business in Opportunity Zones (RECORDED)
SizeUp What EcDev Can Learn from Businesses that Survive COVID
Racial Equity Disparate Impacts & Inclusive Opportunity
Oregon Business Why Owners of Color are More Impacted by Coronavirus
SizeUp Black Lives Matter: Racial Disparities in Economic Development
Oregonian Black-Owned Businesses Still Facing Lending Barriers
Partners in Diversity Workplace Inclusion Study Shows Deep Dissatisfaction
McKinsey Economic Impact of Closing Racial Wealth Gap
Workforce Roto-Rooter Finds New Way to Train Apprentices
OED 7/7 Oregon’s Workforce from Expansion to Pandemic
Microsoft Microsoft Launches Initiative to Build Digital Skills
Rural Resilience Free Farm Stress Training Module
Government Technology Will Telework Boost Smaller Communities?
Mac’s List Hiring in a COVID World: How Recruitment is Forever Changed
NYT Pandemic Has Accelerated Demands for More Skilled Work Force

New Developments
FCC Allocates $2.7M to Develop Rural Oregon Broadband
Federal Reserve Fed Expands Main Street Lending to Support More SMEs

BME COVID Prevents Oregon’s Sales of Lottery-Backed Bonds, Associated Projects
PBJ Microsoft Searching fro 50,000 sf Portland space
NW Natural Path Clear to Acquire Renewal Natural Gas on Behalf of Customers
SightsIn Siemens to Allow Permanent Remote Work
Oregonian Stratacache to Hire 100+ for Eugene Factory Location
Oregonian Nike’s Oregon Layoffs to Total 500+
PBJ Industrial Properties Near PDX Fetch $43.5m
Urbanist House Proposes $205B for High-Speed Rail as Part of Economic Recovery
Economic & Biz Data Analysis
EIG State of Opportunity Zones Marketplace: COVID Impact
CoStar Real Estate Disruption Spreads to Tax Break Deals
Financial Express Forecasts on Shifting Global Production
OEA 7/22Work-from-Home and Oregon Broadband Access

LinkedIn Raj Chetty: Rebuilding, Retraining, Recovering
OBI/ECONW July 2020 Economic Analysis Report
Upjohn Aftermath of Pandemic Recession: Role of EconDev Policy
OEA 7/28 COVID and Oregon’s Housing Outlook
IEDC 8/3 Police Reform & Economic Development
USDA COVID Economic Implications for Ag, Food, Rural America
Livability 10 Most Diversified US Metro Economies (Incl. Eugene & PDX)
OEDA 8/7 Income, Spending and an Uncertain Outlook
IEDC E-Commerce Platforms from Small to Large
IEDC To Address Racial Financing Gap, CFDIs are Essential
Commercial Real Estate

SSG Virus-Driven Trends in Data Center Real Estate
CBRE Retail-to-Industrial Property Conversions Accelerate
CoStar US’ Tallest Timber Office Building to Rise in Cleveland
BDC Report Predicts Major Demand Growth for Mass Timber Components
Forbes How Coronavirus Makes the Case for Renewable Energy
USDA: Applications Open for Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (Due 8/13)
Brookings Understanding Disparate Impacts on Small, Young & Minority Businesses
TechCrunch Pandemic Reset Leads Investors to Focus on Adaptability
World Economic Forum Understanding the 10 Types of Innovation
Agriculture & Farming
Capital Press Dairy Prosper After Transition to Organic, Direct Sales
USDA Hope for Industrial Hemp in Global Markets
Wine Spectator Oregon Gains Two AVAs
Food & Beverage
Oregon Business Tech-Driven Renaissance in Local Food Production
SSG Food Supply Bent Not Broken – The Strong Will Survive
Health /  Biomedicine
Benton Institute Telehealth + Community Broadband = Local Economic Success
Freakonomics The Doctor Will Zoom You Now (Podcast)
Mfg Leadership Journal Special Edition: What’s Next for Manufacturing
JLL Mitigating Risks by Building Resilient Supply Chains
TechRepublic 7/21 89% Mfg Companies Report COVID Impacts
SSM Could Post-Pandemic National Industrial Strategy Bolster Advanced Mfg?
NPR What Would IT Take to Bring More Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Back to US?
Atlantic How Pandemic Will Change Retail Forever
LISC Commercial District Recovery Guide

Register Guard Eugene Startup Creates Environmental Testing for COVID
Freres July Rebound in Plywood Demand After Shutdowns
Longwoods International COVID Travel Sentiment Study
Oregonian OEDA Opinion Editorial: Rebuilding Oregon’s Trade Dependent Economy
Seeking Alpha Vietnam as an Investment Avenue
Freightwaves Need for Speed drives Ships Toward Pacific Ports
UP Role of West Coast Ports in Reopening America

Oregon Business Economics of Traffic & Shifting Business Norms
AXIOS Virus Reshaping Urban Mobility
ODOT Key Leader Named to Head PDX-Vancouver Bridge Replacement 
ECONW What Shutdown Taught About Traffic Congestion
Huffington Time to Get Serious About Fixing Trains
Tribal Enteprise
ECONorthwest Virus Impact on Casino Enterprise, Tribal Communities