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.
In general, Prosper Portland business finance programs address the need for:
The Thriving Small Business loan program, which has been structured to address access-to-capital issues faced by underrepresented populations, including businesses owned by women and people of color and businesses owned by those in low-income areas.
The Commercial Property Redevelopment Loan Program provides financial assistance for property development or rehabilitation that furthers economic development in commercial areas or on commercial corridors.
Prosper Portland is expanding our work with startups and minority-owned businesses to leverage the power of a partnership network committed to increasing the success of 1000 underrepresented entrepreneurs.
Since 2004, Prosper Portland has collaborated with the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership to provide lean/efficiency improvement consultations. We provide a 50% match of up to $12,500 for OMEP services to qualified companies.
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