The Coalition for a Working Oregon and the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce will hold a forum highlighting the economic impact of immigration laws on local businesses from 9-10 a.m. this Friday, Nov. 14, at the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce, 203 Riverside Dr., Klamath Falls, Ore. (directions):
Jeff Stone with the Oregon Association of Nurseries and Renee Sinclair with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be the featured speakers at the event. One of the discussion points will be the results of a CWO-commissioned economic study that looked at the economic ramifications of proposed immigration rules. The study found, among other things, that if Oregon’s 97,500 undocumented workers were eliminated from the Oregon economy, local business owners could see their income reduced by 8.5% and the state could see an immediate loss of 173,500 Oregon jobs (76,000 of those belonging to legal, documented workers).
More details are available here (PDF: mouse over “news” and then click on “Klamath Falls Event”). You can sign up by calling the chamber, 541-884-5913.