Inspiring Diversity Grant


Inspiring Diversity Grant Launch a new diversity and equity program within your organization with help from Prosper Portland! The Inspiring Diversity Grant is a new pilot program for small, traded-sector employers located in the City of Portland offering grant funding to inspire creative equity-related best practices by employers around workforce, marketing and communications. [...]

10Y Leasing Opportunities


10Y Leasing Opportunities The vision for 10Y is to be a community of unique retail businesses that complements downtown’s existing national brands and well-known retailers. Consistent with its commitment to an equitable economy, Prosper Portland is especially interested in providing opportunities for diverse business entrepreneurs. Evaluation of potential tenants will prioritize business owners [...]

Alberta Commons Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program


Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program Alberta Commons   Alberta Commons is a new development in the heart of the Soul District, on the corner of NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and NE Alberta Street, that presents a unique opportunity for underrepresented small businesses to gain a foothold in the retail mix of the area, while [...]

Lents Town Center Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program


Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program Lents Town Center Contact: Alison Wicks, email or 503-823-3949 Prosper Portland and the Portland Housing Bureau have invested $54 million in the heart of the Lents Town Center to deliver on the Lents Action Plan goals for rebuilding the historic Lents Town Center commercial district. Four development projects are currently under [...]

Broadway Corridor Development Opportunity


Contact: Sarah Harpole, email or 503-823-3337 See the full Broadway Corridor Project Website Redevelopment of the Broadway Corridor is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to add to Portland's economy and vitality and to deliver community benefits. The Broadway Corridor, and more particularly the USPS site, is identified in the City of Portland’s West Quadrant Plan as a key [...]

Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program


Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program Prosper Portland has created the Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program to address a recent dramatic increase in retail rents and decrease in vacancy rates in the city of Portland, which have resulted in the displacement of small businesses from Portland's urban neighborhoods. The program seeks to: reduce barriers to entry for underrepresented [...]

Prosper Portland Business Finance Programs


Prosper Portland Business Finance Programs Contact: Nixie Stark, email or 503-823-0465 With a mission to create economic growth and opportunity for Portland, Prosper Portland connects you to  resources to create more jobs for Portland. We work with Portland businesses to identify business needs and eligibility for either our assistance programs or those of our partners, [...]

Cluster Initiatives & Industry Partnerships


Cluster Initiatives & Industry Partnerships Contacts: Athletic & Outdoor: Sue Bal  |  Software/Technology: Jared Wiener Advanced Manufacturing: Kevin Johnson  |  Clean Tech: Pam Neal As the city’s economic development agency, Prosper Portland wants to ensure inclusive growth by supporting the competitive industries that provide high-quality job opportunities and working to fill those jobs with [...]



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JLR Incubator


Jaguar Land Rover Incubator In 2015, Prosper Portland joined Jaguar Land Rover and Drive Oregon to collaborate on Jaguar Land Rover’s investment in its Innovation Incubator project in Northwest Portland with a precedent-setting public benefits agreement. The JLR Innovation Incubator encourages, promotes, and supports new software-based automotive technologies that are being developed by technology startups. The focus [...]