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nfib-logoBy NFIB,

It’s true: Local government and small businesses can work together.

The Oregon License Directory is one of six nominees for a National Association of State Chief Information Officers award in the category of digital government.

The office is a useful resource for small business owners that allows them to efficiently file for items such as a general business license, mobile and temporary permits, and home occupation permits, among many others, through their website.

Users can search for a specific license, and get information such as its cost and where to buy it. In some cases, business owners are able to download an online license form and submit it electronically.

“The Oregon License Directory is a great resource for entrepreneurs,” said NFIB/Oregon State Director Anthony Smith. “The one-stop, web-based systems allow business owners to quickly and easily search key words relevant to their respective area of business, and unlike a lot of government websites, this one is actually quite user-friendly.”

Other nominees in the digital government category are from Florida, Mississippi, Utah, Washington, and West Virginia. The award ceremony will take place Sept. 18 to 21 at the NASCIO 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

“The Oregon License Directory is an excellent example of how the Corporation Division supports business and ensures access to information is simple and easy as possible so Oregon business owners can focus on their work, not researching government requirements across hundreds of government websites,” said Peter Threlkel, director of the Oregon Corporate Division.