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Cheryl Myers, Director
Cheryl Myers, Director, Economic and Business Equity
Cheryl Myers, Director, Economic and Business Equity
Welcome to the Governor’s Office of Economic & Business Equity where we are focused on promoting contracting access and opportunity to Oregon’s disadvantaged, minority-owned, woman-owned and emerging small businesses [D/MWESB].  Our website is oriented toward providing useful and relevant information to assist your business. 

Under Governor Kitzhaber’s leadership, we continue our strong support of Oregon entrepreneurs, mindful of his belief that Oregon’s “continued economic recovery is dependent on businesses large and small having ample and fair opportunities to be successful.” Our Office understands that small, independent businesses are creating jobs, spearheading entrepreneurialism, and helping provide a bridge to a more prosperous future for our entire state.
We hope to see you at a GMP Roadshow location this summer/fall; you won’t want to miss learning about the exciting initiatives our traveling partner team will be sharing! 
In the meantime, please let us know how we may assist,

Warmest regards, 

Cheryl Myers
Director of Economic & Business Equity [D/MWESB]

Director's Vision
  • To dramatically increase the inclusion and participation of Oregon's certified small businesses
  • To be a key connector in the awareness, priority and relevance of small business as an economic driver in Oregon

About the Director's Position
The Director of Economic & Business Equity was established as part of the Governor’s Office. The position of the Director was created in statute and is a cabinet-level position within the Governor’s Office. The Director is appointed by the Governor and serves as a senior policy advisor to the Governor on issues related to minority-owned, women-owned and emerging small business. The Director's most important role is to create access to contracting opportunities for certified firms.