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Doing business with the state of Oregon

Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN)—A place where most state agencies place Requests for Proposals (RFP). Supplier's Guide to ORPIN PDF

OMWESB Directory of Certified Firms



Small Business


AVITA & Associates
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide
Provides contracting, consulting/counseling and financial services.


AVITA is committed providing businesses, government and non-profit agencies, and financial institutions business sevices that enhance cultural expansion by targeting women and minorities, persons with disabilities and veteran, bridging the gap of economic development and community diversity.


East County One Stop (ECOS)
Web Site

Service Area: Multnomah County
Provides contracting and consulting/counseling services.


Through its support of market-vendor businesses in distressed and rural communities, ECOS assists minority and low-income businesses by providing small business training and technical assistance to promote microenterprise growth.


Craft3
1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1000
Portland, OR 97205
Telephone: 503-688-1700
Email Contact
Web Site

Service Area: Northwest Oregon and Washington
Provides consulting/counseling and financial services.
Se Habla Español—Spanish language services.


Craft3 is a certified non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing small business services to Oregon and Washington.


eDev—Entrepreneurial Development Services
(formerly Lane Microbusiness)
Web Site

Service Area: Lane County
Provides consulting/counseling and financial services.
Se Habla Español—spanish language services.


eDev is a nonprofit microenterprise development organization located in Eugene, Oregon. Its evolving mission is to provide business development services to both individuals who are wanting to either start a small business or to build its existing business, and to communities that are wanting to economically strengthen and diversify their economies.


Organization for Economic Initiatives, Inc. (OEI)
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide
Provides contracting and consulting/counseling services.


OEI administers the Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP) to assist small businesses gain better access to government contracts.


Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
Web Site

Service Area: Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties
Proivdes contracting, consulting/counseling and financial services.
Se Habla Español—spanish language services.


The Chamber serves to increase economic advancement for the Latino business community, build business competency and enhance opportunities for Latino-owned businesses to earn contracts for public- and private-sector projects.


Interface Network, Inc.
161 High Street Se # 234
Salem, OR 97301-3620
Telephone: 503-365-0088

Service Area: Willamette Valley, southern and central Oregon
Provides contracting and consulting/counseling services.
Se Habla Español—spanish language services.


Provides assistance to Spanish-speaking business owners throughout the Willamette Valley, and southern and central Oregon.


Lewis & Clark Law School Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC)
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide
Provides consulting/counseling services.


Lewis & Clark Law School's Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) provides business transactional legal advice to new and emerging businesses, primarily those owned by women, minorities and recent immigrants.


Main Street Alliance of Oregon
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide

The Main Street Alliance of Oregon works to provide small businesses a voice on the most pressing public policy issues in Oregon and nationally.


Mercy Corps Northwest
43 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97204
Telephone: 503-896-5075
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide
Provides contracting, consulting/counseling and financial services.


Mercy Corps Northwest works to assist low-income and beginning entrepreneurs to start or grow their small business. Based in Portland, their services include loans, grants to purchase business assets, a business planning 101 course and weekly seminars on a range of topics.


Microenterprise Inventors Program of Oregon (MIPO)
Web Site

Service Area: Multnomah County
Provides contracting and consulting/counseling services.


MIPO is a program created through East County One-stop of Portland, Oregon. MIPO's mission is to provide business services and resources for the micro-enterprise independent inventors. MIPO provides business consulting for inventors, classes with expert instructors, webinars through partner programs, computer lab access, Oregon's Inventors Web site, quarterly e-newsletters, networking events and the Inventor's Trade Show.


Office of Minority Women and Emerging Small Business
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide

The Office of Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB) is the sole certification authority in Oregon for targeted government contracts for disadvantaged businesses, minority- and woman-owned businesses, and emerging small businesses. OMWESB provides "one-stop" certification.


National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)—Oregon
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide

By pooling the purchasing power of its members, the National Federation of Independent Business gives members access to many business products and services at discounted costs.


Northeast Oregon Economic Development District
101 NE First, Ste 100
Enterprise, OR 97828
Telephone: 541-426-3598
Toll Free: 1-800-645-9454
Fax: 541-426-9058
Email Contact
www.neoedd.org

Service Area: Baker, Union and Wallowa counties
Provides consulting/counseling and financial services.


The District manages three revolving loan funds to bridge financing gaps for businesses; supports businesses seeking matched savings for investments; provides business training and networking opportunities. Professional staff carry out the organization's mission of accessing and providing resources and facilitating quality decision-making on behalf of entrepreneurs, businesses and communities in northeast Oregon.


Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME)
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide
Provides contracting, consulting/counseling and financial services.
Se Habla Español—Spanish language services.


The association was formed to promote and develop entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities in Oregon and southwest Washington.


Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide

OEN offers entrepreneurs programs and services that can help emerging businesses succeed.


Oregon Microenterprise Network (OMEN)
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide
Provides contracting, consulting/counseling and financial services.
Se Habla Español—Spanish language services.


This network provides training and offers lending and marketing expertise to enhance members' personal effectiveness, economic literacy and business skills.


Oregon Native American Business Network (ONABEN)
Web Site

Service Area: Tribal business
Provides contracting and consulting/counseling services.


ONABEN provides Native Americans access to markets through its Business Directory, Web site and through tribal-sponsored Business Service Centers. It supports business reference libraries, computer and internet access in locations throughout Oregon and the Northwest.


Oregon Small Business Development Association
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide

The Oregon Small Business Association is dedicated to promoting a positive business environment through education, research, lobbying and legal action on the federal, state, county and local level.


Partnership to End Poverty
Web Site

Service Area: Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties
Provides consulting/counseling services.


This program provides microenterprise training, counseling and specialty services to microenterprises in east Cascade counties' rural and distressed communities.


Philippine American Chamber of Commerce (PACCO)
Web Site

Service Area: Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties
Provides contracting and consulting/counseling services.


PACCO serves as a clearinghouse for Philippine-American trade, tourism and economic information as well as acts as a liaison for government agencies. It provides its members, and the community, with a direct link to networking opportunities, referrals, business resources and business seminars.


Rural Development Initiatives, Inc. (RDI)
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide
Provides contracting and consulting/counseling services.
Pasos al Éxito—microenterprise development program.


RDI is a non-profit dedicated to serving as a catalyst for rural community vitality working with rural leaders and volunteers to expand their knowledge, skills and networks so they can undertake successful community and economic development projects. RDI will be delivering Pasos al Éxito in partnership with local Latino-based community organizations and statewide and regional resource providers to ensure local stewardship and an authentic experience. Pasos al Éxito (PAE) is a two-year, tiered, microenterprise development program that supports building the economic development capacity of rural Latino community participants. Learn more about PAE.


SCORE—Portland Chapter
Web Site

Service Area: Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties

SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and provides support to business owners by offering 24/7 online mentoring advice, in-person meetings, low- cost workshops, "how-to" articles, business templates, online workshops and online training.


SCORE—Salem Chapter
Web Site

Service Area: Marion and Polk counties

SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and provides support to business owners by offering 24/7 online mentoring advice, in-person meetings, low- cost workshops, "how-to" articles, business templates, online workshops and online training.


SCORE—Willamette Chapter
Web Site

Service Area: Benton, Coos, Douglas, Lane and southern Linn counties

SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and provides support to business owners by offering 24/7 online mentoring advice, in-person meetings, low- cost workshops, "how-to" articles, business templates, online workshops and online training.


Small Business Administration—Oregon District Office
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide

the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistances primarily through its programmatic functions.


Oregon Small Business Advisory Council
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide

The council's mission is to "improve the development, growth and vitality of Oregon's small businesses" and meets at least four times each year to discuss ideas, barriers and state policies. The council advises the Governor on small business promotional opportunities; recommends improvements in state-funded programs; identifies state laws, programs and policies that may need change; and works on special projects assigned by the Governor.


Oregon Small Business Development Center Network
Web Site

Service Area: Statewide

SBDCs offer direct training and counseling to small businesses in 19 locations around the state.


South Central Oregon Economic Development District (SCOEDD)
Web Site

Service Area: Klamath and Lake counties
Provides contracting, consulting/counseling and financial services.


SCOEDD serves as the primary conduit for regional economic development resources for Klamath and Lake counties. It provides the professional staff to support economic development planning on a regional basis, and to the individual economic development efforts of Lake and Klamath counties. It also manages and administers regional grant and loan programs.