• Demos study, Putting Oregon’s Money To Work For Oregon

  • Copy of House Bill 3452

  • Copy of Senate Bill 889

  • State Treasurer Ted Wheeler’s testimony at the March 30th state bank hearing

  • NEWS COVERAGE: The Credit Crunch on Small Businesses

    August 28, 2010

    “U.S. Small Business Administration loans in the Portland area declined more than 25 percent in 2009 compared with the prior year. The volume of SBA’s major lending programs dwindled from $273.4 million in the SBA’s 2008 fiscal year to $202.9 million in its fiscal 2009.”

  • REPORT: Projected Economic Impacts of the Oregon State Bank.pdf

    December 2010

    “We estimate that a state bank could help create or retain 6,900 – 8,800 additional small business jobs in Oregon, and that about 5,400 jobs would have been supported due to increased loan activity through bank participation loans from a state bank at full lending capacity.”

  • FACT SHEET: Building State Development Banks

    September 2010

    “State development banks can give states the power they need to cut down their dependence on Wall Street banks and help lower systemic risk by shifting public money from the too-big-to-fail banks.”

  • MODEL INSTITUTION: Bank of North Dakota

    “Our mission, established by legislative action in 1919, is to promote agriculture, commerce and industry in North Dakota. In this role, the Bank acts as a funding resource in partnership with other financial institutions, economic development groups and guaranty agencies.”

  • FACT SHEET: Bank of North Dakota Ag Programs.pdf

    “The proposal to create the Oregon State Bank is closely modeled after the Bank of North Dakota (BND)which has been in successful operation in North Dakota for over
    90 years. The BND has many programs specifically oriented toward supporting their state‚Äôs agricultural sector.”

  • REPORT: Oregon Small Business Views on Credit and Lending.pdf

    “More than half (54 percent) of surveyed small businesses expressed that they had felt the tightening of credit. Of these, 51 percent said they had decided not to seek a
    bank loan because they were discouraged.”

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