In April 2023, Portland City Council approved Advance Portland: A Call to Action for Inclusive Economic Growth. The goal of this five-year citywide plan is to embrace and manage inclusive growth. Its actions support competitive industries and the development of green products and services. At the same time, the plan seeks to address barriers to growth, inclusion, and innovation.
What Drives Us
The Advance Portland plan drives Prosper Portland’s work. The plan’s four key objectives ground all our programs, policies and initiatives:
Propel inclusive economic growth and innovation.
Portland’s priority industries are the source of quality jobs and growth potential.
Promote equitable wealth creation.
Provide partnership, capital and support to BIPOC-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Foster a vibrant Central City and neighborhood commercial districts.
The aim is to have vital centers of employment, small business, entertainment, and cultural amenities.
Connect Portlanders to high-quality jobs in future-ready sectors.
Industry-based and -driven job training and better proximity to quality jobs are necessary.
We also look to our Financial Sustainability Plan (FSP), a framework for the agency’s financial and business practices. The FSP identifies a balanced investment approach to help us deliver on strategic priorities.