SALEM, Ore. -- Gov. Kate Brown has relsease a 10-Point Economic Recovery Plan that aims to help families and businesses across the state still recovering from the pandemic and 2020 wildfires.
The plan will specifically focus on supporting Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities.
The governor outlined her principles for the use of federal American Rescue Plan resources, to guide state agencies and local governments in making investments that will maximize immediate benefits for Oregonians in an equitable way.
“Thanks in part to the passage of the American Rescue Plan, Oregon’s outlook for a rapid economic recovery is strong, if we act quickly to get relief to Oregonians," Brown said. "We have the opportunity now to lift up Oregon families and businesses, by immediately investing state and federal resources to help them recover from the devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic."
Between state and local governments, the governor says Oregon is slated to receive approximately $6.4 billion in federal funds from the ARP.
“Oregon businesses have worked throughout the pandemic to do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. We are pleased with the direction Governor Brown is taking with this plan to immediately invest state and federal resources towards shared prosperity and a robust recovery,” said Joth Ricci, CEO and president of Dutch Bros and chair of the Oregon Business Plan Steering Committee. “Oregon businesses need both short-term relief and long-term investments like those in the governor’s plan to help get our state back on its feet and thriving.”
The governor applies these principles for equitable and rapid economic recovery in her 10-Point Plan:
• Action #1: Investing in Oregon’s hardest hit workers (those currently unemployed or underemployed)
• Action #2: Reinvesting in innovative housing
• Action #3: Supporting resilient rural communities
• Action #4: Supporting Oregon’s workforce (those currently employed but struggling)
• Action #5: Creating opportunities for Oregonians (workforce development)
• Action #6: Getting small business back on its feet
• Action #7: Investing in Oregon’s infrastructure
• Action #8: Oregonians investing in Oregon
• Action #9: Safely reopening Oregon’s economy
• Action #10: Innovation in manufacturing
More details on Brown's 10-point plan can be found here.