The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.
However, this year prices are staying elevated and Oregon's average remains at $3.90 per gallon.
The Strategic Economic Development Corporation celebrated companies and individuals who promoted economic development in the Willamette Valley region.
In 2011, roughly 98,960 out-of-state commuters flowed into Oregon for work, up 37% from a decade earlier.
The Eugene-based economic consulting firm aims to expand into Portland and Seattle markets.