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Business Programs

PDC connects people and resources to create jobs, support business growth and revitalize neighborhoods. Guided by the city’s Economic Development Strategy, the agency focuses on explicit investments in the fundamentals of economic development: business expansion and retention, workforce training, innovation, catalytic projects and an ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and small businesses. We work with businesses, property owners and non-profits to identify needs and eligibility for assistance, and then find the program that fits best.

PDC Contact

  • Nixie Stark

    503-823-0465 or email

PDC programs & products available citywide

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  • Clean Energy Works Oregon

  • Financial Assistance and Loans

  • Location Services

  • Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative & Main Street Network

  • Lean/Efficiency Improvement Services

  • Portland Enterprise Zone Program

  • Resources for Businesses

  • Startup PDX Challenge

  • Technical Assistance

  • Venture Portland

PDC programs & products available within URAs

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  • Prosperity Investment Program (PIP) Grant

  • Commercial Property Redevelopment Loan

  • Community Livability Grants