The Power of Partnership

How the Coos, Curry, and Douglas Counties Business Development Corporation’s award-winning Economic Recovery Initiative set up small businesses and nonprofits in Southern Oregon to thrive

A Rising Tide

In 2022 Lance J. Randall moved to Portland to lead the Black Business Association of Oregon — a newly formed organization with its sights on attracting, retaining and supporting Black-owned businesses throughout the state.

Small But Mighty

Microlenders have stepped in to support small businesses traditional banks do not serve — helping marginalized entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.

Microloans Under the Microscope

What’s a microloan? A microloan is what it sounds like: a small loan. As a general rule, it refers to a small-business loan made to an entrepreneur looking to get started or grow their business. How small does a loan have to be to qualify as a microloan? It depends who you ask. The U.S. … Read more