Business Oregon

New Funding Will Invest in Promising Oregon Technology and Science Startups

April 25, 2024

Today Business Oregon and its Oregon Innovation Council announced a $4 million awardto the Portland Seed Fund that will provide investments in early-stage Oregon businessesthrough the Intrepid Oregon Fund. Portland Seed Fund (PSF) was selected to manage Business Oregon’sCommercialization Gap Fund III and the $4 million associated with it. The…

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Oregon’s Wild Harvest Receives Emerging Opportunity Fund Award

April 18, 2024

Business Oregon Director, Sophorn Cheang, and staff met with Pam Martin-Buresch, Co-Founder of Oregon’s Wild Harvest to congratulate her on a $212,200 Emerging Opportunity Fund award. The funding will assist this top-quality herbal medicine company with further investments in innovative product quality assurance testing and processing equipment. Oregon’s Wild Harvest is a…

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Business Oregon and Oregon InC Award $2.6 Million to Support Oregon Innovators

April 17, 2024

Business Oregon and the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) are pleased toannounce the recipients of the 2024-2025 Regional Innovation Hub Grants. RegionalInnovation Hubs provide technical assistance, capital, networking, mentorship, and talentdevelopment to innovation-based entrepreneurs statewide. Regional Innovation Hub grantfunding supports these Hubs in continuing their work assisting entrepreneurs withinnovation-based business…

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Business Oregon Awards $3 Million to Support Small Business Growth

April 16, 2024

Business Oregon is pleased to announce an award of $3 million to 15 currently operating Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to improve their services to Oregon small businesses. The SBDCs assist clients with business plan preparation, financial management, personnel management, and marketing. The SBDCs also help facilitate access to capital…

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Oregon’s Broadband Assistance Program Announces Intent toAward

April 16, 2024

The Oregon Broadband Office is pleased to announce the awardees of the BroadbandTechnical Assistance Program (BTAP) grants of up to $150,000 per county which canbe used for eligible broadband planning and pre-construction activities, staffing, andgrant application support. $1.5 million will be distributed to 11 projects to prepare forbroadband infrastructure. “This…

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New Report Shows Big Impact of Oregon Ports

April 3, 2024

A comprehensive new study shows the importance of Oregon’s ports to the stateeconomy, and highlights opportunities for enhancing port operations in coming years.Business Oregon released its report on the Economic Benefits and Needs of OregonPublic Ports, prepared by the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy, Research, &Engagement (IPRE). The report…

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Oregon’s Digital Equity Plan Approved and State Allocated $9.9 Million for Digital Equity

April 2, 2024

Business Oregon’s Oregon Broadband Office received notifications from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) that Oregon’s Digital Equity Plan was approved and that an allocation of $9.9 million in initial funding has been awarded to the state to implement the Digital Equity Plan. More information about these important announcements…

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Business Oregon Awards Matching Grants to Support Business Growth and Commercialization

March 26, 2024

By Press Release FEBRUARY 26, 2024 Business Oregon and the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) are thrilled toannounce the recipients of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/SmallBusiness Technology Transfer (STTR) Matching Grant awards. The SBIR and STTRgrant programs are federal programs designed to stimulate technological innovation and provide opportunities for…

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Business Oregon Awards Matching Grants to Support Business Growth and Commercialization

February 26, 2024

FEBRUARY 26, 2024 Business Oregon and the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) are thrilled to announce the recipients of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Matching Grant awards. The SBIR and STTR grant programs are federal programs designed to stimulate technological innovation and provide opportunities for…

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Business Oregon Investment report

September 12, 2023

Business Oregon invests in business development and infrastructure projects throughout the state of Oregon. Below is a summary table of recent investments. This does not capture all the projects Business Oregon has worked on, just those with dollars invested through the programs listed in the above linked fiscal year reports.…

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Business Oregon Announces Intent to Award $5 Million in Startup Funding to Support 50 Oregon Businesses

September 12, 2023

Business Oregon has announced an Intent to Award $5 million from the Business Oregon Venture Fund Program (BOV Fund Program) to three Oregon-based fund managers to increase access to venture capital for as many as 50 early-stage startups, with priority given to businesses located in underserved geographies and owned and…

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Business Oregon Opens Grant Program to Support Rural Communities

September 12, 2023

Business Oregon is pleased to announce a Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) for the 2023-2025 Rural Opportunity Initiative (ROI) Grant Program. ROI is an investment in the vision and proficiency of rural communities and aligns with Business Oregon’s strategic plan to grow local businesses, cultivate rural economic stability, and champion…

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