Political Activity

The Alliance engages in the issues and races that impact the Portland region by advocating for business issues and by making endorsements in local, regional and state elections, and ballot measures through its Political Action Committee (PAC) and board of directors. These endorsements are based on a process that includes candidate interviews conducted by its endorsement committee and a review of the candidates’ responses to the Alliance's questionnaire, followed by a vote by the full board. Two-thirds of the board members present must agree before an endorsement is made. 


Latest Activity

Business leaders visit Washington, D.C.

On behalf of the Oregon Business Plan delegation, the Alliance led its annual lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., from April 5 to 7.

Statement on Governor Kate Brown's announcement to cut state costs

The Brighter Oregon Coalition and the Alliance are glad to see the governor putting these concepts on the table.

Statement on President Trump’s immigration travel ban

​As businesses committed to moving Oregon forward together, the Portland Business Alliance and Oregon Business Council are troubled by the breadth of President Trump’s executive order restricting immigration and re-entry into the United States of citizens of certain countries.

Alliance supports city of Portland gas tax

The Alliance expressed its support for the city of Portland’s four-year, 10-cent local gas tax that has been referred to voters for the May 2016 election.



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The Alliance realizes that, to have a healthy business climate, it is essential that local business has a meaningful, and active voice in state and local politics. Alliance members have the opportunity to engage in the political process through contributions to the Alliance PAC. The PAC provides an effective vehicle for members to ensure their voice is heard by supporting candidates and measures that align with the Alliance's advocacy goals of promoting commerce, community health and the region's overall property.
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