Thursday, February 12, 2015

Community Livability Grant Program May Generate Millions for Local Contractors


The Portland Development Commission recently announced that approximately $830,000 in Community Livability Grants for fiscal year 2014-15 will go to 18 projects in the following neighborhoods:

Gateway Regional Center
Lents Town Center
Interstate Corridor
Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood (Downtown Waterfront & River District)

The grant rcepients must have made good-faith efforts to contract with Oregon-certified minority-owned, woman-owned, disadvantaged or emerging small businesses. PDC estimates $1 million worth of work to such enterprises. The Portland Business Journal also recently reported an addtional $2 million worth of jobs related to the grant winning projects could be generated.

Full list of Community Livability Recipients FY 2014-15