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 [...]

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 [...]

Prosperity Investment Program (PIP)


Prosperity Investment Program (PIP) Contact: Nixie Stark, email or 503-823-0465 The Prosperity Investment Program provides tax increment finance (TIF) resources in line with local community action plans and Prosper Portand’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan to make small-scale real property improvements and to deliver business and development-focused technical assistance. PIP Grant Overview [...]

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 [...]

Lombard Investment Strategy


Lombard Street, designated as State Highway 30 bypass, is one of the few commercial corridors for the North Portland neighborhoods of Arbor Lodge, Portsmouth, Kenton and Piedmont. The current configuration as a four-lane, high-speed roadway functions well for moving traffic, but poorly for supporting growth and livability for some 400 multi-ethnic business owners and [...]

The Portland Mercado


The Portland Mercado The Portland Mercado, the city's first and only Latino public market, opened in April 2015. Five years in the making, the Portland Mercado, developed by Hacienda CDC on Prosper Portland-owned property at SE Foster Rd. and 72nd Avenue, hosts nearly 20 Latino-owned businesses and food trucks offering everything from fresh produce [...]