Equitable, Innovative, Financially Sustainable

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.

Desired Outcomes

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.

Our values

Love Portland.

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.

Build Partnerships.

We are most effective when we work together and hand-in-hand with our public, private, and community partners.

Advance Equity.

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:


The Stash Tea Building Leasing Opportunities

Prosper Portland offers the Affordable Commercial Tenanting Program at the Stash Tea Building, 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 offers a variety of spaces to create a cohesive and complementary mix of tenants.


Inclusive Business Resource Network

The Inclusive Business Resource Network (IBRN) is a citywide program that brings multiple services for small business into a single network for entrepreneurs.