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Oregon will appoint 'entrepreneurship and innovation czar,' shift away from out-of-state recruitment

October 27, 2014View for printing

Sean Robbins, the new head of Oregon's economic-development agency, said Friday that he plans to remake the state's business strategy. He said the state will shift from a focus on out-of-state business recruitment to "growing our own companies."

That would be a massive shift for Oregon, which has long relied on outposts of big companies based elsewhere and on offers billions of dollars in tax breaks to companies including Intel, Genentech and data center operators Google, Facebook, and Apple.

By Mike Rogoway

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