We support efforts to modernize our state’s tax code in ways that will ensure that Oregon-based businesses are more competitive in regional and global markets and allow for greater investments in core public services like education and health care. We believe tax policies that incentivize the growth of industries like manufacturing result in increased investment capital investment in Oregon, more employment opportunities for Oregonians and economic growth that delivers increased tax revenues to the state and local governments.
Oregon manufacturers also support efforts to reduce the cost of operating our state government. A recent audit conducted by the Secretary of State, for example, found that Oregon could save more than $1 billion per biennium simply by embracing modern procurement systems. This change, combined with common-sense reforms to programs like the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), would allow for tax dollars to be redirected in ways that more directly benefit Oregonians.