Global Logistics Firm Grows By Leaps and Bounds in its Portland Home
UTi Worldwide grew from 14 employees to more than 230 in just 18 months thanks in part to a $250,000 loan from Business Oregon.
The Business Oregon finance team manages loan programs and business services. Use this widget to quickly determine programs that may assist in meeting your business's financial needs.
The following programs are backed by lottery dollars and include direct loan and loan guarantees. Download a PDF summary table of Business Finance Programs or use the links below to view detailed program information.
Oregon Capital Access Program (CAP) provides a form of loan portfolio insurance so banks may make business loans that carry higher than conventional risks while complying with federal and state banking regulations. Program information
Oregon Industrial Development Bonds (IDB) are available to manufacturing projects, exempt facilities and nonprofit organizations to provide access to capital primarily for value-added manufacturing. Program information
Oregon Trade Promotion Program assists companies to enter into new international markets. Eligible expenses may be reimbursed up to a maximum amount per pre-approved strategic event. Program information
Oregon STEP Program assists companies beginning to export, enter new markets or increase volume or value of exports to existing markets. Program information
Brownfields Redevelopment Fund
A brownfield is property where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by actual or perceived environmental contamination. The Brownfields programs range in activities from site assessment to cleanup for properties where known or suspected environmental contamination is a barrier to redevelopment. Program information
Business Retention Program (BRS) is designed to help private sector companies with multi-industry expertise in finance, marketing, operations, turnarounds, restructurings, feasibility studies, etc. Program information
Beginning and Expanding Farmer Loan Program
The Beginning and Expanding Farmer Loan Program (aka Aggie Bond Program) provides tax-exempt financing to new farmers for financing capital purchases. Program information
We are no longer accepting applications for the Building Opportunities for Oregon Small Business Today (BOOST) Fund. If you have an active loan or grant from this fund you may need one or both of these forms: Employee Affidavit or Final Report Form (Excel).
Get a general checklist of items you may need to present, along with a completed program application form.
Oregon's energy costs are among the lowest industrial rates in the U.S. averaging fewer than 5 cents per kilowatt hour in some areas. This is about half of the industrial rates in California.