Youth & Adult Workforce Partnerships


Youth & Adult Workforce Partnerships Contact: Morgan Masterman, email Prosper Portland, in collaboration with Worksystems, Inc. (WSI), funds youth and adult workforce development programs for low-income Portlanders, helping them to better connect and compete in the regional economy. WSI administers the workforce development programs through a network of service providers. Each program is briefly [...]

Community Giving


Community Giving Program The sponsorships Prosper Portland provides are investments in the community that reflect our key values: to make a difference, to build partnerships, to advance equity, to innovate. We make these investments to support the underserved, to advance our goal to create economic opportunity and growth for all Portland residents and to share [...]

Minority Evaluator Program


Minority Evaluator Program Contact: Penny Perez, email Prosper Portland invites people of color to participate in the Minority Evaluator Program, designed to ensure Portland’s diverse communities are represented on Prosper Portland’s evaluation committees for Requests For Proposals (RFPs). As a person of color in the community, you bring a diverse perspective and experience, and will provide [...]

Workforce Training & Hiring Program


Workforce Training and Hiring Program Prosper Portland’s Strategic Plan outlines an intentional and proactive framework to connect residents to job training resources and opportunities that allow them to advance to higher-skilled, higher-wage jobs.  The Workforce Training and Hiring Program identifies specific steps for contractors, developers and borrowers conducting work on Prosper Portland’s behalf to maximize [...]

Business Equity Program


Business Equity Program Prosper Portland's construction and contracting business practices are designed to improve the success rate of local small businesses and support the growth of construction and development firms owned by women and people of color.  The Business Equity Program is a commitment to creating equitable outcomes by ensuring that Prosper Portland's contracts provide opportunities [...]

Inclusive Business Resource Network


Inclusive Business Resource Network About the Program Business Resources Contact: Amanda Park, email or 503-823-3340; Morgan Masterman, email or 503-823-6839; Katherine Krajnak, email or 503-823-0013; From tech startups to neighborhood retail, small businesses are vital to the city’s economy. The Inclusive Business Resource Network is a citywide program that brings multiple services [...]

Oregon Convention Center Hotel


Oregon Convention Center Hotel Metro and its partners at the City of Portland, Multnomah County and Prosper Portland are working together to create jobs, boost the region's tourism economy and leverage private investment in our community through the Hyatt Regency Portland hotel project. In early 2017, Mortensen Development will break ground on [...]

N/NE Community Development Initiative Action Plan


N/NE Community Development Initiative   The Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area (ICURA) will have $32 million in tax increment funds (TIF) for economic and redevelopment purposes between 2016 and 2021, when the urban renewal area expires. The N/NE Portland Community Development Initiative, established by Prosper Portland and guided by an advisory committee, developed an [...]

Alberta Commons


Alberta Commons Contact: Kimberly Moreland, email or 503-823-3220 This project is an urban retail shopping center consisting of approximately 20,000 square feet of gross leasable space on the MLK/Alberta commercial lot. The finished project includes Natural Grocers (a quality, affordable, organic grocery retail chain) as the anchor tenant and will provide affordable commercial space to local [...]

Lents Town Center Development


In May 2014, Prosper Portland and the city, with community support and input, launched the Lents Five-Year Action Plan, calling for focused investments that would have the greatest benefit and impact on existing residents and businesses. The first phase of Lents Town Center redevelopment (Phase 1) consisted of $109 million in total investment, including [...]