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.
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.
The Small Business Training Network is an Internet-based training site. The site provides small businesses with free online courses, workshops, learning tools, and direct access to electronic counseling and other technical assistance.
MicroMentor is a free online service that connects small business owners with business mentors. MicroMentor puts experience to work by offering business professionals meaningful volunteer opportunities and by offering entrepreneurs one-on-one advice to help build successful businesses. MicroMentor’s mission is to help small businesses grow faster, generate more revenue, and employ more people.
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.
Rewards program card aimed at connecting local shoppers with local businesses in Portland. Supportland has taken the consumer-based technology used by large corporations and transformed it into a usable network for Portland businesses. In pre-launch phase.
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.