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 Inclusive Business Resource Network 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.

Inclusive Business Resource Network

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:

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

Prosper Portland engages in several different initiatives to increase availability of affordable commercial space for local small businesses. These efforts include development of commercial space offered at below market rates, funds for tenant improvements to make a space ready to open, technical assistance to support small businesses – ranging from pre-development work to operations, and incentives for developers to increase affordable commercial space throughout the city.

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The Prosperity Investment Program (PIP) offers a matching grant that assists businesses and property owners to make tenant improvements, and small and large scale improvements to new and exsiting buildings.

Prosperity Investment Program (PIP)

The Repair Grant Program supports Portland small businesses experiencing exterior damages to storefronts with reimbursements up to $10,000 for eligible repairs.

Repair Grant Program

The Restore Grant Program supports Portland small businesses with expenses related to vandalism and break-ins such as security and prevention installations, insurance premium increases, interior repairs and inventory/equipment loss, with reimbursements up to $25,000 for eligible expenses.

Restore Grant Program

The Reimagine Oregon Economic Opportunity Investment Fund Grant focuses on economic and business development for those disproportionately affected by the cannabis prohibition. This fund offers grants to both for-profit and nonprofit entities, as well as social service organizations with a 501(c)3 as a fiscal sponsor, that operate within the City of Portland.

Reimagine Oregon Economic Opportunity Investment Fund Grant

Available Properties

Prosper Portland has both market rate and affordable commercial spaces available.

View available properties

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

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