Business Support Resources

Industry Associations

Organization More Information Description
Associated Oregon Industries (AOI) Website AOI represents its members before the legislature and state agencies for issues relating to: education and workforce development/employment practices/environment and energy/health care/retail/fiscal policy/transportation.
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Cascade Chapter Website The association represents the views of the unmanned systems and robotics community and supports the development and advancement of UAS technology in a safe and responsible manner while respecting existing privacy laws and ensuring transparency and accountability.
Association of Oregon Loggers Website A trade association providing business services to contract logging firms and related businesses.
DriveOregon Website A coalition of companies and interest groups engaged in the electric vehicle industry and transportation electrification.
Manufacturing 21 Coalition (MFG 21) Website A private-public partnership that advocates for Oregon and Southwest Washington's manufacturing economy.
Northwest Energy Efficiency Council Website A business association of the energy efficiency industry.
Northwest Environmental Business Council Website A non-profit trade association advocating for science-based regulation.
Northwest Food Processors Association Website Represents the interests of food processors in Idaho and Oregon and Washington.
Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) Website A non-profit trade association that represents more than 1400 individual nursery stock producers/retailers/landscapers and related companies serving the nursery and greenhouse industry.
Oregon Bioscience Association Website Provide workforce development; advocacy and business services for the state's biotechnology companies/research institutions/service providers.
Oregon Creative Industries Website Promoting sustainable growth and business development for companies and individuals working as part of Oregon's Creative Economy.
Oregon Forest Industries Council (OFIC) Website A trade association representing Oregon forestland owners and forest products manufacturing-related firms.
Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) Website OMEP helps Oregon manufacturers reduce costs; increase sales; and create jobs by becoming more competitive and productive in the global marketplace.
Oregon Small Wind Energy Association Website A non-profit organization poised to become the leading advocate for the small and distributed wind energy industry in Oregon.
Oregon Small Woodlands Association Website A member-based association that represents small woodland owners in Oregon.
Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA) Website State trade group exclusively focused on the solar energy cluster.
Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) Website OWET is a nonprofit public-private partnership whose mission is to support the responsible development of wave energy in Oregon. OWET emphasizes an inclusive collaborative model to ensure that Oregon maintains its competitive advantage and maximizes the economic development potential of this emerging industry. Work includes stakeholder outreach and education/policy development/environmental assessment/applied research/market development.
Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC) Website PNDC is the non-profit trade association for Pacific Northwest defense and security industry businesses. Our mission is to bring more defense & security contracts to the Pacific Northwest and to support the supply chain for these companies helping to create/grow/diversify business development opportunities for a wide range of Oregon and Washington companies. PNDC's 300+ member companies range from large Fortune 100 companies to small machine shops and support the supply chain in aerospace/unmanned systems/advanced manufacturing/medical devices/tactical equipment/information technology/maritime defense/homeland security/space exploration and more.
Renewable Northwest Project (RNP) Website Promotes the implementation of environmentally responsible renewable resources such as wind/solar/geothermal/wave energy in the Northwest.
Technology Association of Oregon Website Trade association dedicated solely to supporting the success of Oregon's software and technology industries.
Travel Oregon Website The state's lead tourism agency overseeing travel and hospitality industry organizations and programs.