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

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Community Business Support

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

Business advocacy Business Expansion/Retention Business Financing/Incentives Export/Import Assitance & Education Industry Skills Development Manufacturing Advocacy Market Research & Publication Permit & Process Facilitation Regulatory Assistance Site Location Acquisition
Education & Talent Management

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

Business Services Education & Skills Assessment Investments in Workforce Development Job Placement / Job Seeker Services On the Job Training Recruitment & Retention Support Youth Workforce Career Exposure
Industry-Specific Support

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

Advocacy Industry Education Networking Public Policy
Lean Enterprise

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

Certification Workshops & Forums Education / Training Industry Convening / Networking Learning Tours

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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
Food NW (Formerly NWFPA) Food NW (Formerly NWFPA) supports the food processing industry in the beautiful Pacific Northwest states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
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.
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.
Lean Link Lean Link is dedicated to helping businesses improve performance and profitability through Lean/continuous improvement techniques.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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…
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 The Oregon Craft Beverage Council is a group of Oregon’s largest beer, wine and distilled spirits producers who together are helping to grow their industries, create family wage jobs, and inspire tourism for the benefit Oregon.
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) OEN helps Oregon entrepreneurs start up and scale up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)

NEEA is dedicated to accelerating both electric and gas energy efficiency, leveraging its regional partnerships to advance the adoption of energy-efficient products, services and practices.

Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (NWTAAC)

NWTAAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping U.S. companies grow and prosper in a globalized economy. NorthwestTAAC administers the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program for the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Oregon Environmental Council (OEC)

Founded in 1968, Oregon Environmental Council is a nonprofit, non-partisan, membership-based organization – devoted to protecting the health of Oregon and its residents by working for clean air and water, a healthy climate, an unpolluted landscape and sustainable food and farms.

Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT)

The Oregon Institute of Technology or Oregon Tech is the only public polytechnic university in the Northwestern United States. Oregon Tech provides a total of 32 degree programs in engineering, health technologies, management, communications, psychology and applied sciences with a total of 37 majors.

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