Gov. Kate Brown discussed small business development, the Klamath River agreement and the minimum wage increase during her second State of the State speech Friday.
Retention versus recruiting? Brown prefers retention. “We also know that 70 percent of new jobs are created when existing businesses expand,” she said. “To continue building a strong economy, state government must focus on supporting innovative startups and entrepreneurs, and helping small businesses all over Oregon grow and thrive … I will encourage entrepreneurship and connect more small businesses with the capital they need to expand.
This week’s Klamath River agreement is as historic as all parties involved in it would have one believe. “It is imperative that we see through the restoration of this river and the Basin. It is an important economic resource for the region, and the heart and soul of area tribes,” Brown said. “This agreement is more than an environmental milestone. It also shows how, working together, we can address the key challenges facing our state today – education and the economy.”
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