Strategic Business Plan Requirements
Ports formed under ORS 777 shall develop and maintain strategic business plans before obtaining authority funding for other projects. This requirement will be phased in over several years. Ports must have a formally adopted strategic business plan that meets the standards and requirements of the authority identified in the Statewide Ports Strategic Business Plan.
The Ports Statewide Strategic Business Plan was adopted by the Oregon Business Development Commission on January 29, 2010. Ports must have their plan in place within three years after the adoption of the Statewide Ports Strategic Business Plan in order to obtain financial assistance from the authority. The strategic business plans required under this rule shall be updated at least every ten years.
Exceptions may be made by the Board for funding to Ports without a strategic business plan if:
A concerted effort is made by the port to begin drafting a strategic business plan based on the department’s template that meets the requirements of the Statewide Ports Strategic Plan for adoption by the Board;
During the phase in period of a project if the project complies with the recommendations of the Statewide Ports Strategic Plan;
An extension of the three year deadline may be granted by the Board if a port is actively working to develop a department approved plan.