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Prosper Portland connects people and resources to grow family-wage jobs, advance opportunities for prosperity, collaborate with partners for an equitable city, and create vibrant neighborhoods and communities.

Prosper Portland’s business services concentrate on helping business create and retain jobs to grow and prosper. Whether you’re an existing or new-to-Portland business, you’ll get help in navigating local programs; accessing financial and technical resources that give your company a competitive edge; and evaluating Portland as a viable and effective location where your company can thrive.

As the city’s economic development agency, Prosper Portland wants to ensure inclusive growth by supporting the competitive industries that provide high-quality job opportunities and working to fill those jobs with people of color and low-income residents.

Cluster Initiatives

Making our industries and economy more inclusive is not just good social policy, it’s vital to the long-term economic success of our companies and our communities.

Inclusive Innovation

We fund several energy efficiency programs for homeowners and businesses through our partners:

Efficiency Services

The Small Business Technical Assistance Partnership (SBTAP) is an initiative of Prosper Portland and the City of Portland that aims to create, grow and strengthen micro and small businesses through technical assistance and training.

Small Business Technical Assistance Partnership

Prosper Portland partners with Greater Portland, Inc. and other key organizations to promote Portland globally as a competitive location to start, grow, or locate a business.

Location Services

A compilation of links for business owners to technical assistance and resources, such as the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Zero Waste Alliance, and OSU’s Food Innovation Center, all of which are supported by Prosper Portland.

Other Resources & Partners

With a mission to create economic growth and opportunity for Portland, Prosper Portland connects you to resources to create more jobs for Portland. We work with Portland businesses to identify business needs and eligibility for either our assistance programs or those of our partners, and then help you find the program that fits best.

Business Finance Programs

Through our Community Livability Grant, we seek proposals from community-based organizations for projects that foster vibrant and healthy neighborhoods and improve the prosperity of area residents and businesses.

Community Livability Grant Program

The sponsorships Prosper Portland provides are investments in the community that reflect our key values: to make a difference, to build partnerships, to advance equity, to innovate. We make these investments to support the underserved, to advance our goal to create economic opportunity and growth for all Portland residents and to share our story.

Community Giving & Sponsorships

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