Portland is well-recognized as a city with an exceptionally high quality of life, a vibrant urban core surrounded by dynamic neighborhoods, each with a distinctive identity and commercial character, and an ethos of progressive politics and community participation. In recent years, Portland has added another element to its reputation: national leadership in promoting a sustainable, 21st century economy.
Portland’s leadership is no accident. Prosper Portland focuses on what matters to Portland residents and businesses: job creation, economic opportunity, collaboration and responsible stewardship of public funds. The agency makes explicit investments in business growth, workforce training, catalytic projects and an ecosystem that nurtures small businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators alike. Over the past two years, we have been particularly focused on strengthening the city’s signature traded sector clusters: athletic and outdoor, clean technology, advanced manufacturing and software.
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.
We work with you to identify resources for starting, expanding or moving your business to Portland. We provide: