The Metals & Machinery (M&M) cluster is represented by primary metal manufacturing, fabricated metal product manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and transportation equipment manufacturing.
We strive to make Portland the place where companies come to establish incubators and generate new innovative products that lead the way in traded sector markets and our local economy. This sector represents the largest trove of middle-wage jobs held by people of color.
are Opportunity Jobs*
of jobs are held by People of Color
* Good + Promising Jobs: Good jobs provide stable employment, middle-class wages and benefits; Promising jobs are entry-level positions from which most workers can reach a good job within 10 years
Prosper Portland Supports Metals & Machinery
Prosper Portland works collaboratively with local companies and institutions to organize initiatives and provide referrals that further the growth of the Metals & Manufacturing industry. This support takes the form of:
Are you a Metals & Machinery business? Get involved!
Prosper Portland provides connections to new markets, workforce trainings, and networking opportunities to help Portland’s Metals & Machinery cluster businesses grow sales and increase competitiveness. Reach out to the Metals & Machinery cluster liaison to learn more about how Prosper Portland can help your business.