About the Roundtable
Frustrated by shifting environmental regulations? Perplexed by the scheduling implications of sick leave rules and other potential new mandates? Exhausted by the Legislature’s inability to fund transportation improvements? The Oregon Manufacturers’ Roundtable is an opportunity for Oregon’s manufacturers to gather to discuss these and many other timely issues related to the workforce, environment, energy and climate, and transportation infrastructure.
What’s the format? The roundtable format is specifically designed to allow manufacturers to talk with manufacturers. Policy experts – along with leading manufacturers – will lead each topic.
John Tapogna to keynote Manufacturers’ Roundtable
John Tapogna, President of ECONorthwest, will kick off the Oregon Manufacturers’ Roundtable with a presentation on “Manufacturing’s role in the Oregon economy.” In addition to work on tax policy for Associated Oregon Industries (AOI) and other clients, Tapogna has provided economic analyses for the Oregon Business Plan. Prior to joining ECONorthwest, Tapogna was an analyst at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, where he forecasted the nation's welfare spending and estimated the cost of key congressional legislation.