Energy Trust of Oregon is dedicated to promoting renewable energy and efficiency. It provides technical assistance and cash incentives to small businesses for energy-efficient upgrades to existing facilities, commercial new construction and major renovations, and production/industrial efficiency projects.
From urban to suburban, wetlands to islands, business parks to parking lots, the Port of Portland manages a large and diverse portfolio of properties. As one of the largest land owners in the region, the Port owns and manages more than 9,700 acres of land and 720 acres of environmental mitigation sites.
Oregon Prospector is Oregon's official web site for those interested in relocating or expanding a business in Oregon. It connects companies with Oregon communities delivering good jobs and unlimited economic opportunity.
Portland’s Green Tenant Improvement Guide offers practical ideas and strategies for new space that will help save energy, improve comfort, minimize waste and reduce your carbon footprint. By creating a more sustainable workspace, your business or organization is demonstrating its leadership and commitment to best practices and responsible citizenship. Your actions will help the City of Portland reach our ambitious goal to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050, as described in the 2009 Climate Action Plan.
The Portland Development Commission (PDC), from its start as an urban renewal agency, has been heavily involved as a leader in the planning and implementation of comprehensive Central City and neighborhood revitalization projects. The principal work of PDC's development services is to implement plans unique to each Urban Renewal Area with a varied and integrated approach to revitalization. Development work includes commercial, retail and institutional, residential and mixed use, streets, mass transit and parks development.
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.