Oregon Court of Appeals: Portland Development Commission v. State of Oregon

The Oregon Court of Appeals today affirmed Harrang Long’s successful defense of the Portland Development Commission (PDC) against a claim by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) in which BOLI tried to apply the Prevailing Wage Law to a construction project for a private building made possible through a public/private economic development partnership. The appellate court agreed that the Prevailing Wage Law does not apply to these types of construction projects. This ruling is critically important to all cities that are trying to stimulate economic development in their communities.