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|On the Scene|
|Monday, December 13, 2010|
BY EMMA HALL
The Oregon Business Plan's seventh annual leadership summit got under way this morning with the theme of breaking from business as usual. This theme comes despite major similarities between the state economy now in 2010 and in 2002 when the first summit was held.
Oregon is beset with high unemployment (currently above 10%, compared to 2002's 7%) and a state budget shortfall projected to be $3.2 billion, $1 billion more than it was at 2002's summit.
Emma Hall is a contributing writer for Oregon Business.
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