Greater Portland: Where Green Companies Thrive

Greater Portland offers the ideal environment for growing green companies. If you’re thinking of relocating or expanding in the Portland metro area, We Build Green Cities can help.

The We Build Green Cities initiative supports companies offering products, services and technologies that address the climate change crisis, adapt to the effects of climate change and benefit the environments. Prosper Portland, the City of Portland’s economic development agency, manages the initiative and collaborates with Greater Portland, Inc and regional economic development organizations to support Green Cities companies throughout the Portland metro region. The Green Cities cluster is competitive and growing, and provides more than 20,000 jobs across nearly 1,000 firms in Multnomah County alone. This initiative provides tools and networking support for companies in four broad categories:

  • Environmental Products & Services
  • Mobility
  • Energy
  • Built Environment

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We Build Green Cities

Greater Portland offers a remarkable opportunity for businesses seeking to prosper in a more efficient, sustainable economy. We Build Green Cities offers growing and established firms the financial and networking support to be more competitive, and creates more equitable connections for underrepresented business owners, job seekers and communities to access opportunities and contribute to growing a green economy.

Tools to Grow

From spurring market development and providing referrals to facilitating financing connections, We Build Green Cities brings a network of resources to help green cluster companies locate and thrive in Portland. It works with innovators and entrepreneurs to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and helps businesses of all sizes create more equitable company cultures.

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Tools to Grow

From spurring market development and providing referrals to facilitating financing connections, We Build Green Cities brings a network of resources to help green cluster companies locate and thrive in Portland. It works with innovators and entrepreneurs to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and help businesses of all sizes create more equitable company cultures.

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Why Choose Portland

Portland aspires to be one of the most globally competitive, equitable, and healthy cities in the world. This vision is reflected in the way we live, our care for our surroundings, where we focus our innovation, and how we do business.

The approach is working: over the last five years, Green Cities company employment has grown by 10% in Multnomah County, exceeding the national growth rate of 4%.

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Why Choose Portland

Portland aspires to be one of the most globally competitive, equitable, and healthy cities in the world. This vision is reflected in the way we live, our care for our surroundings, where we focus our innovation, and how we do business.

The approach is working: over the last five years, Green Cities company employment has grown by 10% in Multnomah County, exceeding the national growth rate of 4%.

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Engage and Collaborate

Portland’s Green Cities approach to doing business attracts a variety of companies producing innovative products, services, and technologies that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources. We Build Green Cities leverages partnerships and brings organizations together to help businesses prosper in a more sustainable economy.

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Engage and Collaborate

Portland’s Green Cities approach to doing business attracts a variety of companies producing innovative products, services, and technologies that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources. We Build Green Cities leverages partnerships and brings organizations together to help businesses prosper in a more sustainable economy.

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We can support your growing green business efforts with program and financing information, help you build new partnerships, and keep you informed about upcoming news and events.

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