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. Fostering a more equitable Portland will attract an increasingly diverse workforce who will see Portland as a place where everyone can succeed.
The Local Small Business Repair Grants use existing tax increment funding (TIF) resources and funding allocated by City Council to provide near-term support for small businesses impacted by the pandemic.
This initiative provides connections for businesses to hire local underrepresented students, purchase from businesses owned by people of color and create diverse and vibrant workforce and company cultures.
The Inspiring Diversity Grant offers grant funding of up to $10,000 per traded-sector company to inspire creative equity-related best practices by employers around workforce, marketing and communications.
Our goal is to ensure that Prosper Portland projects offer equal opportunity in employment and that those who have been historically underused in the construction trades have access to jobs through training programs.