SENATE COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

January 27, 2003††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hearing Room C

8:00 AM†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tapes 7 - 9

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:†††††††† Sen. Rick Metsger, Chair

Sen. Bruce Starr, Vice-Chair

Sen. Ryan Deckert

Sen. David Nelson

 

STAFF PRESENT:†††††††††††††††† Amy Joyce, Committee Administrator

Annastasia Suess, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:†††††††††† Informational Meeting

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Duncan Wyse & Joe Cortright, Re: The Oregon Business Plan

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speakerís exact words.For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

Tape 7, A

050

Chair Metsger

Calls the committee to order at 8:00 a.m. Opens an informational meeting.

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

010

Duncan Wyse

The Oregon Business Plan. Begins presentation on ĎA Plan for Growing Quality Jobsí and provides slide material (EXHIBIT A).

060

Wyse

Discusses jobs and the economy.

110

Joe Cortright

Impresa, Inc. Begins presentation on Oregonís statewide economic performance.

150

Cortright

Discusses economic issues:

         Employment percentages in the 1990ís

         Clustering of traded sectors

         Ecology of Silicon Forest

         Oregon Success Stories

         Four Ps for Prosperity (Pioneering Innovation, People, Places and Productivity.)

Five trends in Oregon economy

Tape 7, B (Tape 8A faulty, not used.)

020

Cortright

Continues presentation on economic issues:

         Strategy of the Four Ps

         Oregon Planís vision for the economy

         Oregon Business Plan Initiatives

         Coordination with Legislative support

320

Wyse

Concludes.

330

Chair Metsger

Comments on the legislative process and the vision of the economy.

350

Sen. Nelson

Comments on the food processing cluster in rural areas with limitations on water usage.

390

Sen. Nelson

Inquires about the future of bio-technology industries.

420

Wyse

Responds.

Tape 8, B

020

Wyse

Continues responses.

040

Cortright

Comments on the bio-technology industry in Oregon.

060

Wyse

Provides suggestion on stimulation of economy.

100

Sen. Deckert

Asks about future clusters.

105

Cortright

Provides comments.

130

Sen. Deckert

Inquires about central clusters versus merging clusters.

140

Cortright

Responds.

180

Wyse

Comments on merging clusters.

190

Sen. Starr

Offers concerns regarding how the legislature is addressing economic development.

230

Chair Metsger

Comments.

255

Chair Metsger

Asks about consideration of economic cluster zones of individual sectors.

270

Wyse

Explains.

310

Chair Metsger

 

Comments.

315

Wyse

Responds.

320

Chair Metsger

Asks about the link between transportation and the clusters.

350

Wyse

Discusses.

390

Cortright

Comments on transportation forecasting.

415

Wyse

Comments on joint legislature future meetings.

Tape 9, A

020

Sen. Nelson

Comments on the twelve initiatives mentioned in the presentation.

030

Wyse

Responds to the comments.

045

Chair Metsger

Agrees.

050

Wyse

Offers to break down initiatives by legislative committees.

060

Chair Metsger

Agrees and asks that the suggestions be provided to the administrator. Closes informational meeting and adjourns committee at 10:01 a.m.

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

A Ė Informational, slide material, Duncan Wyse, 14 pp