Business Oregon
Northwest Environmental Business Council


State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon Infrastructure Summit

The State’s Largest and Most Comprehensive Infrastructure event!

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September 13-14, 2021

An NEBC Virtual Event

The Oregon Infrastructure Summit brings together those working to demonstrate the interconnectedness of basic infrastructure with community and economic development and long-term sustainability and resilience.

Presented jointly by Business Oregon and the Northwest Environmental Business Council, this unique educational event connects property owners, developers, community leaders, regulators, financiers and service providers to share the latest knowledge and best practices, develop business, and foster partnerships.

2021 Agenda Highlights

Building Infrastructure on Main Street that Supports Local Businesses

Advancing Equity through Infrastructure

Strategic Action Plan. How can we invest in our infrastructure strategically?

Leveraging Infrastructure to Fuel Economic Growth

Building Broadband Access – Partners & Funds

Broadband Fundamentals

Keynote Speaker

Josh Bruce

Program Director

Community Service Center – Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience
University of Oregon

“Obtaining Critical Mass – Achieving Infrastructure Resilience in Oregon”

Josh Bruce received his master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon in 2002 and holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis (1996). He maintains professional certification with the American Institute of Certified Planners and has achieved professional accreditation in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design from the United States Green Building Council. Bruce serves as the Associate Director for Applied Research in the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement the University of Oregon. In that capacity, he is responsible for overseeing IPRE’s on- and off-campus applied-research, experiential-learning, community capacity building programs.

Mr. Bruce has professional experience in land-use permit review, zoning administration, land entitlements, site design, housing development, green building, and sustainable business practices. For the past 12-years, he has assisted communities throughout Oregon with a variety of natural‐hazard mitigation, disaster recovery, and community resilience related planning projects. His research interests include the identification, development and use of integrated, multi-objective approaches to achieve community resilience.

2021 Sponsors