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Emerging Small Business (ESB)
What is the ESB Program?

ESB Program Brochure

Beginning in 2011, in order to be certified as a qualified ESB, your business must:

  • Have its principal place of business located in Oregon
  • Have an average annual gross receipts over the last three years in either of two Tiers:
    1. Not exceeding $1,699,953 for construction firms and $679,981 for non-construction firms; or
    2. Not exceeding $3,399,907 for construction firms and $1,133,302 for non-construction
  • Have fewer than 20 employees for Tier I or 30 employees for Tier II
  • Be an independent business (not a subsidiary of a larger firm)
  • Be properly licensed and legally registered in this state

The current statute allows a firm to participate in the program a maximum of 12 years.

Contents

 Mission Statement
 What is the ESB Program?
 Program Objectives
 Opportunities Available Now
 Project-Specific ESB Mentor-Protege
 ESB Program Certification
 Resource & Opportunity Links
 ESB Forms