OMEP Partners

Oregon’s rich community of resources, committed to helping your business thrive

How can our partners help you?

Community Business Support

Nurture economic partnerships and build collaboration to attract and retain capital investment.

Education & Talent Management

Leverage resources to develop a highly skilled workforce that creates sustained economic prosperity.

 

Industry-Specific Support

Gain access to strategic advocacy for the growth and quality of your firm’s field of work in Oregon..

 

Lean Enterprise

Improve performance through Lean techniques, and the continuous improvement of operational practices.

 

Business Oregon

Business Oregon works with manufacturers to help them with export market development—and can also provide assistance with finance options, loans, or employee training.

City of Beaverton Economic Development Department

The City of Beaverton Economic Development Department provides site selection/relocation assistance, financial incentives such as enterprise zones, market research/intelligence, export market development, workforce assistance, permitting guidance, and startup support.

Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO)

EDCO mentors and advises promising, scalable young companies with support from concept to exit on issues such as access to capital, critical expertise, and strategy.

Greater Portland Inc.

Greater Portland Inc is the region’s economic development partnership, collaboratively driving economic expansion and job growth.

HIDEC

Since 2007, HiDEC has strived to connect those who are passionate about economic development and continuous improvement in Central Oregon.

Hillsboro Economic Development Department

The City of Hillsboro offers assistance with site location and acquisition, business financing, incentives, market research, permit and process facilitation, policy advocacy, workforce assistance, and business expansion and relocation.

McMinnville Economic Development (MEDP)

The McMinnville Economic Development Partnership is dedicated to introducing local businesses to the help they need to prosper – from starting, relocating, or expanding a business, to hiring or training a team.

Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments

Through a combination of conventional financing and/or public sector loan programs, Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments assists manufacturers with available financing options for expansion and capital expenditures.

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN)

OEN helps Oregon entrepreneurs start up and scale up.

PGE

Portland General Electric (PGE) can help your business succeed whether you need to expand or change your electrical service, or save energy and monitor how you use it. PGE also offers energy classes to help you and your employees save energy, and work safely around electricity.

Portland Made

Portland Made is a self-sustaining collective of makers, artisans and manufacturers that advocates and supports its members by providing education and marketing, a shared resource hub, and a brand that promotes their products locally and globally.

Prosper Portland ( Formerly PDC)

Prosper Portland focuses on building an equitable economy by carrying out a comprehensive range of economic development programs that support small business, improve access to workforce training, and create jobs for Portland residents.

SBDC

The Oregon Small Business Development Center Network provides advising, training, online courses and resources for businesses throughout our state. 19 conveniently-located Centers and 42 locations assist business people in every aspect of business development and management.

SOBIG

The SOBIG Mission is to help business prosper in Southern Oregon through mentorship and collaboration, continuous improvement principles, an improved business climate, and community prosperity as a whole.

South Central Oregon Economic Development (SCOED)

SCOED’s builds collaboration between private, public, and community entities to support wealth creation. SCOED helps to create and retain jobs, raise income levels, diversify the economy, and improve the quality of life to attract jobs.

South Willamette Economic Development Corporation

The South Willamette Economic Development Corporation is the official source of economic development and business information for Eugene, Springfield and Lane County Oregon.

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI)

SOREDI develops and nurtures economic partnerships among private, community, and public entities to build employment opportunities, diversify the economy, and promote job creation with wages higher than the regional average.

Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR)

SEDCOR is the lead economic development entity for Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley, and leverages public and private partnerships to aggressively retain and attract high value jobs and capital investment to the region.

Team Oregon Advanced Manufacturing

Team Oregon supports the retention, expansion, and recruitment of advanced manufacturing businesses, and offers expertise in export, financing & incentives, property searches, training, and many others areas.

The Partnership

The Partnership for Economic Development is a collaborative organization focused on retention, expansion and recruitment of primary industry or “traded sector” businesses that provide family-wage jobs.

Westside Economic Alliance

We are a non-profit, member-based organization that advocates for a healthy economic environment on the Westside of the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region.

Clackamas Workforce Partnership

Clackamas Workforce Partnership (formerly WICCO) advocates for workforce development within Clackamas County and the State of Oregon, by developing a highly skilled workforce that creates sustained economic prosperity.

East Cascades Workforce Investment Board

We establish the local workforce investment priorities, and we measure the results of those plans and publicly report the results.

Eastern Oregon Workforce Investment Board

Our mission is to coordinate the resources needed to help employers succeed and individuals to advance through innovation and partnerships

Job Council of Southern Oregon

The Job Council provides workforce resources to businesses, youth, and adults throughout Jackson and Josephine counties in four primary service areas: business services, job seeker services, youth programs, and child care resources.

Lane Workforce Partnership (LWP)

LWP’s mission is to meet the workforce needs of employers and individuals by bringing together community stakeholders to solve common problems, align systems and strategies, and forge new relationships between business and education.

Merit

MicroEnterprise Resources, Initiatives & Training (MERIT) is a non-profit organization working to address the root causes of poverty by empowering economically, socially, and physically challenged individuals to increase self-sufficiency and build personal assets.

MilTech

MilTech is a Department of Defense Technology Transition Partnership Intermediary. Their mission is to accelerate the transition of new technology to the U.S. Warfighter. Since 2004 MilTech has performed over 150 technology acceleration and transition projects for every military service including joint and special commands.

Northwest Oregon Works (NOW)

Northwest Oregon Works (NOW) is the designated local workforce board for Columbia, Clatsop, Tillamook, Lincoln, and Benton Counties.  Established in July of 2015, the ONWIB is committed to developing a strategic plan over the coming months to meet the workforce needs of the businesses, individuals, and commun

Rogue Workforce Partnership

The Rogue Workforce Partnership is a business-led coalition that works to strengthen the economy of the Rogue Valley. Our focus is on building innovative solutions to address the workforce priorities and needs of employers, especially those in traded-sector industries that drive our region’s economic growth.

SW Oregon Workforce Investment Board

Comprised of business, economic development, education, labor and community action representatives, SOWIB works with these partners and others to formulate strategies for workforce development in the Coos, Curry, Douglas County area.

Willamette Workforce Partnership

Through collaboration, training and outreach, Willamette Workforce Partnership efficiently drives results that lead to a skilled workforce, successful employers, and thriving communities.

Worksource Oregon

Workforce Oregon provides an available supply of trained workers ready for the needs of today’s businesses, and connects job seekers with the right employers.

Worksystems, Inc. (WSI)

Worksystems, Inc. develops qualified employees and gives current and future workers the skills and support they need to successfully engage, advance, and succeed in the labor market.

AUVSI

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is the world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. Serving more than 7,500 members from government organizations, industry and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing, and promoting unmanned systems and robotics technologies. AUVSI members support defense, civil and commercial sectors.

Food NW (Formerly NWFPA)

Food NW (Formerly NWFPA) supports the food processing industry in the beautiful Pacific Northwest states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Manufacturing 21 Coalition (MFG 21)

MFG 21 works with workforce training organizations and educational institutions to meet the skilled workforce and applied research and development needs of manufacturing companies in Oregon and SW Washington.

MilTech

MilTech is a Department of Defense Technology Transition Partnership Intermediary. Their mission is to accelerate the transition of new technology to the U.S. Warfighter. Since 2004 MilTech has performed over 150 technology acceleration and transition projects for every military service including joint and special commands.

Oregon Bioscience Association

Through advocacy work, purchasing programs, networking events and a BioPro training program, Oregon Bioscience Association promotes the growth and quality of the bioscience industry in Oregon through community, collaboration and commercialization.

Oregon Business and Industry (formerly AOI)

Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) is Oregon’s most influential business association advocating for a strong economy and a healthy, prosperous and competitive Oregon. OBI was created through the merger of AOI OBA.

Oregon Craft and Beverage Council

Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI)

The Oregon Forest Resources Institute is dedicated to advancing the public?s understanding of how forest stewardship meets social, environmental and economic needs of both present and future generations.

Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC)

PNDC is the association of Northwest defense and security industry businesses, and focuses on strengthening business growth, our region’s economy, and our nation’s security through training, one-on-one counseling, business-to-business networking, and advocacy.

Soar Oregon

SOAR Oregon is a statewide, not for profit Economic Development organization focused on the development of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry in Oregon.

SOAR Oregon’s mission is to foster growth in this rapidly evolving industry, connecting diverse industry sectors such as aviation, advanced manufacturing, high tech, software development, education and more.

Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)

TAO’s helps the region’s technology and tech-enabled industries to grow through programs and initiatives that focus on industry promotion, advocacy, professional networks, and talent development.

AUVSI

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is the world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. Serving more than 7,500 members from government organizations, industry and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing, and promoting unmanned systems and robotics technologies. AUVSI members support defense, civil and commercial sectors.

Food NW (Formerly NWFPA)

Food NW (Formerly NWFPA) supports the food processing industry in the beautiful Pacific Northwest states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Manufacturing 21 Coalition (MFG 21)

MFG 21 works with workforce training organizations and educational institutions to meet the skilled workforce and applied research and development needs of manufacturing companies in Oregon and SW Washington.

MilTech

MilTech is a Department of Defense Technology Transition Partnership Intermediary. Their mission is to accelerate the transition of new technology to the U.S. Warfighter. Since 2004 MilTech has performed over 150 technology acceleration and transition projects for every military service including joint and special commands.

Oregon Bioscience Association

Through advocacy work, purchasing programs, networking events and a BioPro training program, Oregon Bioscience Association promotes the growth and quality of the bioscience industry in Oregon through community, collaboration and commercialization.

Oregon Business and Industry (formerly AOI)

Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) is Oregon’s most influential business association advocating for a strong economy and a healthy, prosperous and competitive Oregon. OBI was created through the merger of AOI OBA.

Oregon Craft and Beverage Council

Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI)

The Oregon Forest Resources Institute is dedicated to advancing the public?s understanding of how forest stewardship meets social, environmental and economic needs of both present and future generations.

Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC)

PNDC is the association of Northwest defense and security industry businesses, and focuses on strengthening business growth, our region’s economy, and our nation’s security through training, one-on-one counseling, business-to-business networking, and advocacy.

Soar Oregon

SOAR Oregon is a statewide, not for profit Economic Development organization focused on the development of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry in Oregon.

SOAR Oregon’s mission is to foster growth in this rapidly evolving industry, connecting diverse industry sectors such as aviation, advanced manufacturing, high tech, software development, education and more.

Technology Association of Oregon (TAO)

TAO’s helps the region’s technology and tech-enabled industries to grow through programs and initiatives that focus on industry promotion, advocacy, professional networks, and talent development.

Emerald Valley High Performance Enterprise Consortium (EVHPEC)

EV-HPEC is a regional learning network where like-minded organizations and persons share and apply best practices in a Lean / High Performance environment.

Lean Link

Lean Link is dedicated to helping businesses improve performance and profitability through Lean/continuous improvement techniques.

Mid-Willamette High Performance Enterprise Consortium (MWHPEC)

Mid-Willamette High Performance Enterprise Consortium brings manufacturers together to work in consortia, leverage resources, and reduce workforce training costs—while also providing a network for learning exchange opportunities, and workforce and economic development solutions.

Northwest High Performance Enterprise Consortium (NWHPEC)

NWHPEC’s mission is to provide a forum for education and the exchange of information regarding continuous improvement of practices and processes of enterprises in the Pacific Northwest.