Business Technical Assistance
As the city of Portland’s economic development agency, Prosper Portland concentrates on creating and sustaining jobs in Portland.
Prosper Portland’s technical assistance program focuses on business formation, stabilization, and growth. Prosper Portland can help existing or new businesses navigate a wide variety of public and non-profit resources.
Small and Microenterprise Business Development Program
This program funds several local non-profit organizations to provide technical assistance and training. It is intended to spark wealth and job creation for entrepreneurs and businesses by increasing the availability of ongoing, structured, one-on-one client engagement; providing on-site business development services; and assisting in starting, strengthening, or expanding business operations. The program serves business owners/entrepreneurs with low and moderate incomes, and those in traditionally underserved communities (including people of color, those with limited English proficiency, and those located in specific geographic areas such as Prosper Portland’s Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative and Main Street areas.)
Other Technical Assistance
Our For Businesses page lists 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.
Small Business Technical Assistance Matrix
This matrix helps business owners navigate the resources available in the Portland area including access to capital, advocacy, networking, and technical assistance and training.