A general checklist of items you may need to present, along with a completed program application form to apply for Business Oregon financing.
Capital Assistance Program (CAP)
CAP helps lenders (banks and credit unions) make more commercial loans to small businesses and provides capital for start-up or expansion.
Credit Enhancement Fund (CEF)
Designed to help businesses that are having difficulty accessing conventional financing by providing lenders with additional security.
Oregon Business Development Fund (OBDF)
The Oregon Business Development Fund (OBDF) is a revolving loan fund that provides term fixed-rate financing for land, buildings, equipment, machinery and permanent working capital.
SBA - Loans and Grants
Identify Federal government financing programs available to help you start or expand your business.
Assistance for small and medium sized Oregon companies interested in becoming exporters.Business Oregon's Global Trade team attracts inbound investment and helps Oregon businesses access global markets to enhance Oregon's position in the global economy. In cooperation with state, local and federal partners, Business Oregon helps small- and medium-sized Oregon companies become exporters and existing exporters access new markets.
Export Assistance Program
Financial assistance for small businesses to support international trade show participation, trade missions and exporting training.
Ascent Funding is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to do small business lending.
Search for specific information, compare options, or take a short questionnaire to determine your eligibility for each program.
A central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs.
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
The Hispanic Chamber offers services to assist businesses with a start up or expansion, business plans or software training, offers small business loans, as well as guidance with contracts and procurements.
Mercy Corps NW
Mercy Corps Northwest provides micro loans to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their own small business.
Portland Seed Fund
We find and surround the most promising seed-stage companies with capital, mentoring and contacts to nurture vigorous economic growth in Oregon.
Prosper Portland works with Portland businesses to identify business needs and eligibility for assistance.
Resources to Grow Your Business
Business Oregon's approach to traditional business development is anything but traditional. We focus first on supporting the retention and expansion of existing Oregon businesses within traded sectors and foster a dynamic startup and entrepreneurial environment. We then work with companies outside the state to come to Oregon and fill supply chain gaps and grow existing industry clusters.
USDA - Rural Development
Delivers a variety of Federal loan guarantee, direct loan, and grant programs designed to create and retain jobs, support business and cooperative development, and promote sustainable economic progress in Oregon's rural communities.