The Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) cultivates and promotes cultural and business relationships among Asian Pacific American chamber members, local businesses, non-profit organizations, government, media, and the general public in Oregon and SW Washington.
The Black American Chamber of Commerce focuses on helping its business community with growth and equity through networking, education and collaboration, and promotes future leader development through student scholarships & business community involvement.
Business for a Better Portland (BBPDX) forges collaborative relationships with the business community, non-profit organizations, and government. Rather than prescribe our own solutions, we listen to community leaders to determine where our business voices can be most helpful to their essential work.
Greater Portland Inc (GPI) provides support and services to companies seeking to relocate or expand in Greater Portland, a region that spans two states and seven counties. A true public-private partnership model, GPI is supported by more than 70 public-sector partners and private investors who are committed to advancing regional economic development through job growth and investment. GPI and our partners are shaping the region’s economic future and marketing Greater Portland to the world.
The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber (HMC) exists to create opportunities and grow the Latino community’s wealth and assets by investing in its community’s entrepreneurial spirit; supporting its future generations’ access to higher education; and preparing its emerging leaders to succeed in their careers and in the communities at large.
The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) is a non-profit, tax exempt membership organization with a mission to promote and develop entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities in the State of Oregon & SW Washington.
Mayor Ted Wheeler convened the Council of Economic Advisors beginning in 2017 to advise the Mayor’s Office, Prosper Portland, and WorkSystems, Inc. on collective economic development and workforce development priorities. Portland Means Progress was identified as a key initiative of the Council of Economic Advisors.