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September 2023

Chamber supports downtown business tax credit

Chamber testifies in support of a measure that would help spur economic development by giving businesses with at least 15 employees a Business License Tax Credit for signing a new or extending an existing lease in downtown.
September 2023

Scholarship applications now open for Small Business Management program

Get the business training you need to level up your business. Applications for the discounted program are open through October 23.
September 2023

2023 State of Small Business

Portland's small business owners dream big, take risks, and make our city a uniquely creative and inspiring place. In recent years, Portland has experienced a surge in small business activity, with thousands of new enterprises taking root.
September 2023

Chamber testifies in support of economic growth and support to local employers

On Thursday, August 31, the Portland Metro Chamber (PMC) testified before Portland City Council in support of three resolutions, Agenda Items 733-735, changing the East Portland and Portland Enterprise Zones (E-Zones) and granting an employment increase waiver for Daimler, a significant local employer.
August 2023

Chamber testifies in support of permanent Outdoor Dining Program

On August 23, the Portland Metro Chamber (PMC) publicly supported the city's proposal to make the Outdoor Dining Program, a program led by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), permanent.
August 2023

Governor appoints Chamber leaders to Central City Task Force

The Governor asked Andrew Hoan of the Portland Metro Chamber (PMC), Alando Simpson of COR and current chair of PMC, along with Vanessa Sturgeon of TMT Development and current chair of Downtown Portland Clean & Safe to participate in the Central City Task Force.
July 2023

Chamber supports Tax Increment Finance districts in Central City and East Portland

Portland Metro Chamber testified before Portland City Council in strong support of the creation of new Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts in East Portland and the Central City.
June 2023

Last Week to Apply for Comcast RISE Grant Packages

Apply before 6/30/2023! Comcast RISE returns to help small businesses transition from pandemic recovery to growth.
June 2023

Portland Business Alliance and Affiliates Update Strategic Plans

The four interrelated strategic plans provide a roadmap for the affiliated organizations over the next three years.