Start / Grow / Relocate Your Business

The Economic Development Department (EDD) wants you and your business to succeed. A call or email to the EDD can set in motion informational, educational, financial, regulatory, and advocacy assistance, opening up new opportunities for your business.
Staff provides business counseling and referrals, as appropriate, to other local and national business assistance agencies and organizations.  

Guide to Doing Business In Portland
The Guide to Doing Business in Portland is full of useful information you’ll need to know to get your business up and running in Portland. It contains a business start-up checklist, steps involved in obtaining building permits and site plan approvals as well as business licensing and loan information. If you prefer to have a printed booklet, email us or call 207-874-8683.