What do you do at Prosper Portland?
I work in Economic Development, where I broker agreements and partnerships between business and community to meet the needs of employees and residents. I manage the Enterprise Zone program, I serve as project manager on large recruitments and brownfield redevelopment initiatives, and I manage funds to create workforce and small business development programming.
What do you like most about your job?
The work we do matters. Our tools help businesses to grow and create jobs and provide tangible benefits for our residents most in need. Wages increase. Businesses make more sales and are more productive. Our work is at the heart of many of those transactions.
What does equity mean to you?
Our organization has equity in assets that are tangible (property) and intangible (time, relationships, leverage, etc.). Equity is seeking ways to share publicly owned assets (tangible and intangible) to benefit residents who have fewer assets.