As the 2023 legislative session convenes, Oregon Business & Industry and the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce—in partnership with your local chamber of commerce—want to gather information from business owners and operators around the state.
 
Your responses will help us make the case for bills that help promote a healthy private sector and against bills which will hamstring your ability to operate and our economy’s ability to grow.
 
All information will remain anonymous; anything shared will be collated or deidentified. This quick survey should take just a few minutes to complete.
 
Thank you for your help!

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* 1. Company name (for de-duplication purposes; answers will remain confidential):

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* 2. Approximately how many employees (full time, part time, and seasonal) do you have?

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* 3. Approximately how many full-time equivalent positions do you have?

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* 5. What three issues pose the greatest challenge to you in operating your business in Oregon?

Please answer yes, no, or not applicable to each of the following.

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* 6. Because of tax rates in Oregon, I am considering closing, selling or moving my business.

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* 7. Because of Oregon’s regulatory environment, I am considering closing, selling or moving my business.

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* 8. Regulations impacting business change so frequently that it is hard to keep up with what I am supposed to do.

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* 9. Increasing labor costs have led me to reduce the number of employees I would otherwise have.

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* 10. Increasing supply costs have led me to reduce the number of employees I would otherwise have.

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* 11. I want to grow my business, but any investments in doing so will be outside of Oregon.

Please agree or disagree with the each of the following statements about your experience with state government.

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* 12. It feels like state agencies are more interested in finding wrongdoing (even when there isn’t any) than in helping businesses like mine comply with regulations.

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* 13. I feel comfortable calling a state agency for help or to get clarification about a regulation.

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* 14. It feels like the goalposts are always moving and it is hard to keep up.

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* 15. I know where to go if I have a question about complying with a state rule or about a letter I’ve received from an agency.

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* 16. State lawmakers care about the success of my business.

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* 17. Does your business contribute to or sponsor a local nonprofit or community-based program?

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* 18. If so, please select the area that aligns with your support (select all that apply).

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* 19. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being “great”), how would rate the business climate in Oregon?

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* 20. In a year from now, do you think the business climate will be better, worse or the same?

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* 21. Anything else you'd like to share?

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* 22. Elected officials often want to hear from business owners and operators directly, especially those from their districts. Would you be willing to send a letter, provide testimony, or contact a legislator about important legislation impacting businesses?

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