Culturally Specific Resources

African American Chamber of Commerce

Provides education and training assistance, one-on-one counseling and business television advertising.

Hacienda CDC

Through microenterprise development, Hacienda promotes the self-sufficiency, creativity and viability of immigrant women, their families and the local community. Hacienda’s microenterprise program provides entrepreneurial residents with training and mentoring to become successful small business owners. Entrepreneurs are trained in developing business skills including business management, financial literacy, marketing, securing licenses and learning compliance with local governments. Hacienda acts as an incubator for these small businesses providing resources, start-up costs, English language help, marketing assistance, and access to IDA accounts and low-interest loans. Business ventures include selling homemade tamales at local farmers markets, “Green” housecleaning services and organic vegetable production (in the works).

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Provides assistance with business loan proposals, business plan writing, certification as minority-owned, women-owned, and emerging small business, bidding and estimating and identification of procurement opportunities. Conducts trade shows, business classes and workshops.

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

The mission of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society

ONABEN A Native American Business Network

Provides Indianpreneurship business development training series for start-up and existing businesses. Other services include technical assistance counseling, business mentoring and access to financing and markets. Specific programs available support women and artists in business.

Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs(OAME)

OAME is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization formed to promote and develop entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities in the State of Oregon. OAME works as a partnership between ethnic minorities, entrepreneurs, education, government and established corporate businesses.

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

This organization focuses on supporting and advocating for Asian Pacific Islanders in Oregon. Their mission is to achieve social justice by empowering, organizing and advocating with their communities. Some of the areas that they work with are cultural work, leadership development. Political advocacy.

The Oregon Native America Chamber (NAC)

NAC works with members of the community to advance the educational and economic opportunities for Native Americans in Oregon and South Washington. they provide information, networking opportunities and mentoring.