Portland Means Progress

Portland Means ProgressPortland Means Progress is an initiative that provides connections for businesses to hire local students and young professionals of color, purchase from businesses owned by people of color and create diverse workforces and vibrant company cultures.

Join a growing network of local businesses, representing more than 40,000 employees locally, committed to a more inclusive economy in Portland.

At a time when it is more important than ever to collectively advance racial equity, Portland Means Progress offers businesses a path to meet this moment.

Participating businesses commit to creating and deepening your social impact commitments through taking at least one of the following actions:

  • Work Experience
  • Intentional Purchasing
  • Culture Change

Businesses committed to Portland Means Progress gain access to resources, service providers, events, and a community of like-minded businesses collaborating to create meaningful impact. Highlight your commitment to racial equity through our Join Us form.

The goal is to connect businesses to existing programming that supports social impact, creating a pipeline for private-sector engagement in racial equity work.

The Portland Means Progress Project Partners are:

  • Black American Chamber of Commerce
  • Business for a Better Portland
  • Greater Portland Inc.
  • Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
  • Northwest Native Chamber
  • Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
  • The Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler – City of Portland
  • Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon
  • Portland Metro Chamber
  • Prosper Portland
  • Technology Association of Oregon
  • Travel Portland
  • Worksystems, Inc.

Learn more about Portland Means Progress