As of March 18, 2020

The health of our community, partners, colleagues and economy remains front of mind for all of us at Prosper Portland. We want to make sure you are aware of the actions we are taking to ensure the continuity of agency operations, as well as to address the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Portland’s businesses and employees.

In light of the breadth and scope of the current crisis, Mayor Wheeler has convened an Economic Impact & Intervention Task Force to identify ways to help our city’s small and large businesses and their employees. The Task Force includes major employers and small businesses, front-line communities, labor, workforce development partners, and foundations – alongside key public partners from Multnomah County to Business Oregon. In the days and weeks ahead, you can expect to see regular updates as resources become available.

Taking immediate action to support local businesses

If you’re concerned about having your electricity turned off or curious about programs that would help reduce layoffs, please go to our COVID-19 Business Resources page. If you need to talk to someone to understand how to navigate these resources please call the City of Portland information line at 503-823-4000. You can sign up at our COVID-19 email distribution list to stay informed about the latest resources.

Supporting the Community & Staying Healthy

As always, our top priority is the health and prosperity of our local community. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

All the best,

Kimberly Branam & Prosper Portland Team