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Access to capital is always a top concern from businesses. Oregon has a host of programs and funds to help get capital into the hands of business owners.

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thumbnail image of the resource cover December 2016 Oregon Capital Scan 2016
In this, the third edition of the series of Oregon Capital Scan reports, the authors continue to address the topic of capital availability for emerging and growth stage companies within the state. Access to capital continues to be the common concern of entrepreneurs, policy makers, regional foundations, and other economic development organizations. The question, which has always been difficult to answer, is where are the capital availability gaps and what can be done to help improve access to available capital? This report, builds on two previous iterations: the 2012 Oregon Capital Scan and the 2014 Oregon Capital Scan: A Line is Drawn. In this report, the authors had the opportunity to follow a framework of data sourcing established in 2014 and draw direct comparisons by region and by type of capital to assess if capital flows are increasing or decreasing over time.
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Author: Lundquist College of Business - University of Oregon
thumbnail image of the resource cover December 2016 2016 Report on Oregon’s Capital Ecosystem
The goal of this report is to shed light on some of the obstacles facing entrepreneurs in various sectors of our economy and to inspire innovation for how we can create new capital pathways so that great ideas can grow into flourishing businesses.
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Author: Meyer Memorial Trust
thumbnail image of the resource cover October 2014 Benchmarking State Business Capital Programs - Oregon
Benchmarking State Business Capital Programs evaluates Business Oregon’s business finance programs and recommends opportunities for growth. The report was created to address four objectives: evaluate existing programs, review outcomes in light of the organization’s mission and vision, compare program coverage to that of other states and provide recommendations for improvements and growth. The Portfolio Analysis (Section A) subjects Business Oregon’s finance programs are to a thorough analysis of program loan and portfolio data. Several results are particularly noteworthy:  The state’s business finance programs are strong financial assets as indicated by records of relatively low losses and substantial reserve funds.  The programs have provided exceptionally strong report to the state’s manufacturing sector.  Program loans, credit and grants have been distributed effectively from county, urban versus rural and distressed versus non-distressed perspectives.
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Author: Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA)