Equity, innovation, talent development, and financial sustainability are central to Prosper Portland’s operations – hence its strategic goal to Operate an Equitable, innovative, and Financially Sustainable Agency. Prosper Portland is committed to modeling its values to meet the expectations of the public.
Employee Development, Engagement & Internal Equity – The work environment displays diversity, fosters productivity, encourages learning and growth; employees understand they are the foundation of Prosper Portland’s success.
Effective Management & Governance – Prosper Portland’s operations are characterized by high-quality management and staff who implement a clear strategic plan effectively and with innovation.
Financial Sustainability & Stewardship – Prosper Portland is transparent in its administration of resources and assets, and ensures that public funds are invested effectively to achieve agency objectives while promoting Prosper Portland’s long-term sustainability.
Communications, Engagement & Community Partnership – Prosper Portland works closely with all communities, particularly the historically disadvantaged, to ensure deep engagement and mutual accountability in addressing structural disparities and creating pathways to prosperity.
Portland is a great place with great communities that inspire everything we do.
Make a Difference.
We get things done and strive to have a marked impact on the lives of all people in Portland.
Do Excellent Work.
We bring a high level of knowledge, professionalism, and passion, and always aspire to improve.
We are most effective when we work together and hand-in-hand with our public, private, and community partners.
We recognize historic inequities and work tirelessly for a more equitable Portland and PDC.
Honor the Public Trust.
We seek financial sustainability and, as stewards of public resources, act for the good of the city with integrity and ethics.
We are all entrepreneurs. Creativity, agility, and ingenuity elevate our work.
Projects & Programs
These are just some of the projects and programs that demonstrate our commitment to operating an equitable, innovative, financially sustainable agency:
Portland Means Progress is an initiative that provides connections for businesses to hire local underrepresented students, purchase from businesses owned by people of color and create diverse and vibrant workforce and company cultures.
The Inspiring Diversity Grant offers grant funding of up to $10,000 per traded-sector company to inspire creative equity-related best practices by employers around workforce, marketing and communications.
Prosper Portland will offer the Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program at 10Y, a full block of commercial space in the prime West End area of downtown Portland at SW 10th Avenue and SW Yamhill Street. The revitalized building will offer a variety of spaces to create a cohesive and complementary mix of tenants.
Prosper Portland offers the Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program at Alberta Commons, a unique opportunity for small minority-owned businesses to gain a foothold in the retail mix of the area, provide needed goods and services to the neighborhood and create lasting, beneficial relationships with the Northeast Portland community.
Prosper Portland has created the Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program to reduce barriers to entry for underrepresented businesses, preserve small business vitality, and advance our goal to build an equitable economy.
Our goal is to ensure that Prosper Portland projects offer equal opportunity in employment and that those who have been historically underused in the construction trades have access to jobs through training programs.
Prosper Portland is expanding our work with startups and minority-owned businesses to leverage the power of a partnership network committed to increasing the success of 1000 underrepresented entrepreneurs.
Alberta Commons, anchored by Natural Grocers, is at a high-traffic corner and will bring new excitement to the neighborhood, offering small, minority-owned businesses the opportunity to participate in the retail mix.