Entrepreneurship drives job growth, and Portland’s prosperity depends on developing small, scalable, entrepreneurial firms. Portland’s Economic Development Strategy calls for building the capacity of local entrepreneurs to innovate and compete in the global economy.
Portland’s capacity to innovate, create jobs, support start-ups, deliver world class talent and engage in strategic partnerships will further Portland’s competitiveness. But the growth and development of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies requires more than available capital and skills, it also demands a supportive environment in which entrepreneurs can build their companies and flourish as members of a community. On this page you’ll find how Portland is building a more entrepreneurial economy.