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Navigating Aviation Economic Development in Oregon

Oregon Aviation Industries (ORAVI) is a membership organization that is focused on economic development for the 400+ aviation related businesses in Oregon and the surrounding region.

ORAVI \submitted Oregon House Bill HB 2075 - Aviation Funding.  It passed through the House Revenue Committee on May 28, 2015 with a unanimous vote and went to Ways and Means. 

June 22, 2015 The Joint Committee On Ways and Means SubCommittee On Transportation and Economic Development work-session voted unanimously to pass the bill onto the House and Senate floors for a vote.  It will require a 2/3 majority and if it passes then the next step is the governor's office.  If signed, it becomes effective 1/1/2016.

We had requested a 4 cent per gallon increase.  After amendments, the engrossed bill ended up with 2 cents per gallon increase.

We need support of all communities and aviation companies who desire air service and aviation improvements to maintain and grow the commercial and economic benefits of aviation statewide.  Please contact your legislators to encourage their support of this important bill for all of aviation.

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Our members work together to drive the aviation economy forward by increasing traded-sector revenues, influencing aviation beneficial legislation, creating jobs and producing quality products and services that are sold worldwide.  Working together, our members make a positive economic development impact in Oregon and the region.

We are leaders in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Worldwide Heavy Lift Helicopter operations, Avionics, Aircraft and parts manufacturing and general and commercial operations and maintenance.

Oregon Aviation Industries is the Aviation Cluster group of the Oregon Business Council and the Oregon Business Plan  We work very closely with the Oregon Department of Aviation, the Oregon Aviation Board, SOAR Oregon, Business Oregon Economic Development, Oregon Airport Managers Association and we are members of the the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Gorge Technology Alliance, Technology Association of Oregon and the Oregon Economic Development Association.

We conduct quarterly meetings at member companies which feature facility tours and panels of experts.  Topics include workforce development, light sport aircraft, capital access, airport funding, community relations and unmanned aerial systems and test sites.  These meetings draw up to 40 attendees and offer excellent networking and contacts in addition to the panel topics and discussions.

Each fall ORAVI holds an annual Summit which draws 100+ aviation businesses, government and aviation leaders, economic development officials and legislators.  Our third annual Summit was held Thursday, October 9th in Hood River, Oregon at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM)  

Members attend ORAVI meetings at reduced charge and are included in regular informational emails, newsletters and networking events.  We encourage all of the 400+ aviation related companies in the region to join our organization. There is strength in numbers.  "We Fly Higher Together".

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