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Support for Businesses in Hillsboro

Image of a hand holding a small plant.Business resources are available for small, mid-sized and large businesses; start-ups, entrepreneurs and established businesses; and local, national and international companies in Hillsboro. Information and support are focused on a variety of topics, including business planning, education, workforce training and export assistance.

If you have questions that are not addressed below, please contact us. We’d be happy to help find the resources you need to be successful.

State Incentives and Programs
Business Oregon—the State’s economic development agency manages a variety of incentive, financing, export, and contracting programs for businesses of all sizes:

The State’s Signature Research Centers connect businesses to university and federal resources to develop  new products.

For Small, Minority and Women-owned Businesses

 Business Business Planning Micro & Alternative Financing 

Marketing / Networking 

Minority & Women Focus  Education / Workforce

Adelante Mujeres

works to build a more just society by empowering latinas to lead

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Ascent Funding

provides business loans and advisory services to support minority-owned, women-owned businesses an those in low-income areas

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Craft 3

provides alternative financing 

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Government Contract Assistance Program helps small businesses obtain government contracts 

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Hacienda Community Development Corporation

provides a variety of economic and educational programs for minority businesses 

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Hillsboro Chamber

provides business assistance, educational programs, advocacy, and networking opportunities 

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Hillsboro Downtown Partnership

promotes a healthy, vibrant historic Downtown district

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Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

works to increase the economic advancement of Latinos 

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Mercy Corps Northwest

assists low-income and new entrepreneurs to start or grow their small business 
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Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon

seeks to improve the economic opportunities of underserved individuals

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Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs

helps minority- and women-owned businesses

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Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership

helps Oregon manufacturers become more competitive in the global marketplace

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Oregon Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity

provides a one-stop certification process for federally funded transportation projects and for contracting opportunities with state, county and city government agencies 

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Prosperidad Employment Center  empowers individuals to realize their economic potential by bridging and enhancing employment services   Check-mark graphic     Check-mark graphic    Check-mark graphic

SCORE

provides free mentoring and low cost workshops and events 
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Small Business Development Center

offers business and technical assistance services to new and existing companies 

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Small Business Legal Clinic

provides business transactional legal advice to new and emerging businesses

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U.S. Commercial Service

helps US companies get started in exporting or increasing sales to new global markets 

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 XXcelerate Fund

supports high-performing women entrepreneurs leading growth companies by creating access to financing

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For Entrepreneurs and Tech Start-ups

 Business Business Planning Startup & Seed Capital 

Networking 

Education

Built Oregon

connects, amplifies, and accelerates Oregon's consumer product companies and ecosystem

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Food Innovation Center

resource for client based product and process development, packaging engineering and food product testing

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Oregon Angel Fund

is a professionally managed angel fund

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Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

connects people to services and capital through the state’s largest entrepreneurial organization 

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Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute

accelerates research and brings breakthrough ideas to market 
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Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC)

is a tech startup incubator 
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Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute

translates scientific research into commercial ventures 
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Portland Seed Fund

provides emerging companies capital and mentoring to help them grow 

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Portland State Business Accelerator

provides resources for growth-focused entrepreneurs 

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SBIR/STTR Program

helps companies find and apply for federal small business innovation research grants 

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Technology Association of Oregon

supports entrepreneurs, connects peers and decision makers, and helps establish the Northwest as a global hub for innovation 

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TiE Oregon

provides mentoring, networking and funding for entrepreneurs 
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VertueLab

focused programs and funding that specifically supports cleantech startups

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Young Entrepreneurs Society (YESpdx)

provides a social setting for young entrepreneurs in Portland 
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