The Portland Brownfield Program helps transform brownfields into vibrant working space for the City of Portland. We can provide technical and financial support to property owners, developers, and community members when contamination is a concern.
Portland is a group of bureau employees known as Development Liaisons who are committed to helping customers navigate the City permitting and construction process. Your devTeam Development Liason is your City "project manager" throughout project development from early design concept through final inspection. Your Development Liaison is a single point of contact between the development team and the City permit review and inspection staff.
Contemplating the location of a facility in metropolitan Portland? Or considering a specific investment here? The Portland Development Commission will prepare individual site selection studies which provide a detailed description and analysis of the area, and address issues and concerns specific to the company. Area-wide technical briefings and tours of potential sites and buildings are also available. We partner with private sector business leaders and organizations, and utilize regional and statewide marketing strategies to help the city of Portland achieve its economic goals and welcome new business to the city.
Hosted by the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network, Bizcenter has online resources to help with starting a business, growing a business and expanding markets. Organized in easy to access toolkits, Bizcenter compliments the services and programs offered by Oregon’s Small Business Development Centers.
The Portland is Better Together website seeks to use web-based technologies to provide Portland community members and businesses with easy access to helpful information and services as well as multiple options for building this site together. City of Portland bureaus and the City Council are coordinating efforts to bring local information to the community through this website.
Craigslist is a free, or low-cost, ad service that offers a wide variety of categories to sell, buy, partner and find services. Used by more than 50 million people. Craigslist is often the first place people turn to for local classifieds online.
Home of the Oregon Business Wizard, The Corporation Division contains information about starting and operating a business in Oregon. Services include business registration, business name lookup, business guides and information regarding incorporation.
Part of the Oregon Employment Department, Quality Info has access to job openings, labor market information, sales and market information, and statistical analysis related to Oregon and its regional economies.
The Oregon Business Wizard uses a series of question-and-answer pages that provides customized information to help you start and operate an Oregon-based business. By investing a few minutes of your time, the Business Wizard will help you to:
Determine licensing, permitting and regulatory requirements
Obtain necessary application forms
Identify available state resources
Access other valuable business-related information