In recent years our office has conducted various analyses and reports with an eye toward the differences between the state’s urban centers and rural Oregon more broadly. Mark in particular has given a number of talks and presentations in and on rural Oregon. These include the annual Oregon Coast Economic Summit, meeting with and a visit to northeastern Oregon including the Port of Morrow, and probably the largest project was Mark’s address at the Oregon Economic Forum last year on the impact of migration to Oregon. Additionally in recent years the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors has visited businesses and communities throughout the state including Ashland/Medfrod, Astoria, Bend, Hood River, McMinnville and Pendleton, not all of those are rural of course.
As such, in our latest economic and revenue forecast document, we included a larger report on rural Oregon. It examines both past demographic and economic trends along with an eye toward the future. While broader prosperity is lacking across much of rural Oregon and rural America, pockets of strength certainty remain. Below we highlight the report and the accompanying set of slides. Download the files at the end of the post
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