We are so pleased to announce that Business Xpress, Oregon’s “one stop” business portal is now available at business.oregon.gov/ or oregon.gov/business. This project has been a very collaborative effort among nine state agencies, many Oregon business associations and dozens of Oregonians who provided invaluable feedback throughout the process. The end result is a usable and easy to understand website built specifically for business.
The goal of Business Xpress is to help entrepreneurs and business owners quickly find the information and services they need and complete tasks online without having to understand state agency jargon. Reducing red tape and the time it takes to get answers will ultimately serve Oregon business better than ever before. The business portal is one of many ways we are using technology to connect Oregonians with their government.
As we continue to introduce the website to the public we are careful to gather feedback. On Wednesday, July 25 at 10 am I will be visiting with a great, small business right in my neighborhood of southeast Portland. The Joinery, locally owned, custom handcrafted solid wood furniture shop and retail store is opening its doors to us and offering some expertise on what small businesses in Oregon need. The owner and the employees have established a business that is committed to quality jobs, environmentally sensitive materials and practices and community outreach. I want to thank everyone at The Joinery for having us and I look forward to getting your ideas on Business Xpress. Thanks to everyone that made this extraordinary tool possible.