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Mission statement

OCZMA serves local elected officials on the Oregon Coast.  OCZMA is a clearinghouse of objective information on issues relating to the Oregon Coast—this information is then shared with the state and federal government.  OCZMA conducts studies on the Oregon Coast's economy and carries out applied research to improve the standard of living in the region.  Through our extensive network of local government officials and many other partners, OCZMA gives voice to the concerns and needs of coastal residents.


OCZMA Demographic & Economic Study Update

OCZMA is known as the primary source of objective information about the Oregon coastal economy. We firmly believe sound public policy development is impossible without top-quality data.

OCZMA’s study about the Oregon Coast’s economy documents that investment and transfer income, taken together, constitute 46% of the total “earned” income on the Oregon Coast. This vividly shows how crucial retirees are to our regional economy. And, people will be surprised to learn that tourism only accounts for 6% of earned income on the Oregon Coast!

Many on the Oregon Coast are struggling financially. If we work together, coastal leaders can diversify and strengthen our rural economy.

An Evolving Coastal Economy: The Latest Study (March 2006)
OCZMA's Updated report on the Oregon Coast's economy was completed in 2006. The study breaks data down to the county-level, a scale which renders the information relevant to many people at the local level. [more]


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