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File #: 20-268    Version: 1 Name: Economic Development Strategic Plan Steering Committee
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/22/2020 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 6/3/2020 Final action:
Title: Establishment of an Economic Development Strategic Plan Steering Committee
Sponsors: Tony Konkol
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Description of the Economic Development Strategy Steering Committee
Establishment of an Economic Development Strategic Plan Steering Committee

Approve to sanction the Economic Development Strategic Plan Steering Committee ("The Economic Plan Steering Committee") as an ad hoc committee of the City that will dissolve after the approval of an economic development strategic plan document; appoint recommended members to the Economic Plan Steering Committee; and approve the appointment of an Oregon City Commission Member to serve on the Economic Plan Steering Committee.

The Economic Development Department of Oregon City will work with The Economic Plan Steering Committee to create and implement a holistic strategic plan designed to aid Oregon City to establish partnerships that
encourage the coordination of resources across agency lines, to pave the way for new business investment and innovation that result in a more resilient economic landscape. A formal document will be presented to the Oregon City Commission to adopt and approve the implementation of the strategic plan. The work of the Economic Steering Committee is projected to span over a period of 8 to 10 months. (see attachment)

On March 23, 2020 Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order No. 20-12 directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home as much as possible and ordered on a temporary basis nonessential businesses to close due
to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. With the ensuing forced closures across the community, the negative economic impact on Oregon City businesses has been significant. Loss of income and unknown future requirements put
businesses in a challenging situation. In response to the resulting economic downturn, the City Commissioners approved the Economic Development Department's Debt Relief Initiative on April 27, 2020. The Department received
a total of 113 applications, totaling $290,397.26 in grant requests. The Department awarded 78 businesses totaling $183, 823.49 in gran...

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