Building Profitable Opportunities in Green Spaces

Greater Portland’s collaborative approach to helping green businesses succeed is a competitive advantage over other communities. We offer a unique ecosystem of public, private, and nonprofit sectors to solve next-generation green building and deployment challenges to facilitate an equitable transition to a net-zero carbon economy. The result is a close-knit group of agencies and companies that know each other’s capabilities and work together to build public-private partnerships that innovate solutions and export their expertise to the world. These partners work across the four-county Greater Portland metro region.

Prosper Portland’s Green Cities Industry Liaison is the City of Portland’s dedicated staff person supporting this industry. Prosper Portland collaborates with Greater Portland Inc and other regional economic development organizations to facilitate company location and expansion throughout the Portland metro region as well as industry-specific programs and initiatives.


Prosper Portland creates economic growth

and opportunity for Portland.


Portland is one of the most globally competitive,

equitable, and healthy cities in the world.


The Green Cities cluster provides close to 20,000 jobs across nearly 1,000 firms. Over the last five years, Green Cities employment has grown by 10% in Multnomah County, exceeding the national growth rate of 4%.

Helping Green Businesses Enjoy Sustainable Success

A message from Katherine Krajnak, Green Cities Industry Liaison

Welcome to the We Build Green Cities website, sponsored and managed by Prosper Portland. For nearly 14 years, we’ve helped clean technology companies and related industries grow roots in the Rose City and become leaders in green building, renewable energy, waste management, water conservation and clean transportation.

We help green industries develop, profit, and take advantage of city programs and partner resources, with a particular focus on working with businesses of all sizes to create a more equitable economy.

Talk to us to learn more about how we can help your local green company flourish or how you can relocate in Portland. We’re changing business for the better.

Katherine Krajnak

Katherine Krajnak
Green Cities Liaison
Prosper Portland

Meet the Businesses Making a Difference

Learn about some of the businesses thriving in Portland’s green landscape