Eugene Chamber Endorses Measure 20-302
October 30, 2019
Back on June 10, with the full support of the Chamber Board and Local Government Affairs Council, the Eugene City Council enacted a payroll tax on employees and employers working in Eugene, to fund critical gaps in our public safety system.
The Chamber's support of the Community Justice Funding Initiative was thoroughly researched and vetted and came with several caveats, including what is now coming to Eugene voters in the form of Measure 20-302.
This measure will establish caps on the tax in the amounts of .0044% on employees and .0021% on employers. It also ensures that the revenues collected by the tax can only be used to fund community safety services and tax administration.
This past week, the Chamber's Board of Directors unanimously voted to support Measure 20-302 and we would encourage our members to support this measure as well.
Questions can be directed to our Director of Business Advocacy, Tiffany Edwards, at email@example.com.
Growing Capital Access for Small Businesses
September 18, 2019
Advocating for dedicated funding sources to help businesses grow
This past Monday, our Director of Business Advocacy, Tiffany Edwards, spent time in Salem to meet with Legislators, the State Treasurer and Governor Brown on how we can grow capital access for Oregon small businesses.
The Eugene Chamber advocated for dedicated funding sources for businesses who encounter barriers when trying to access funds that would help them create jobs, grow and expand.
We asked that the Legislature act during the 2020 session to better address the capital needs of small and emerging businesses across Oregon, especially women and minority-owned businesses that face additional barriers.