Challenge: The growing income and asset disparity between white people and people of color
Solution: Collaborate to grow jobs and increase assets among communities of color
The percentage of people of color living in poverty is twice that of the white population (28% v 14%)
249 of the 309 businesses served by our Micro and Small Business Development program in 2015/16 were businesses of color
Jobs created by our Enterprise Zone program since 2012
Prosper Portland connects people and resources to build an equitable economy
by growing family-wage jobs, advancing opportunities for prosperity, collaborating with partners for an equitable city, and creating vibrant neighborhoods and communities.