Business Resources

Business Resources

The Hillsboro Downtown Partnership (HDP) focuses on promoting and marketing Downtown, design and appearance of Downtown, as well as business retention and recruitment. Here’s information about some of our partners, resources, and other support we provide.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

PCC Small Business Development Center

241 SW Edgeway Drive, Beaverton, Oregon 97006

971-722-5080

www.pcc.edu/climb

The Portland Community College Small Business Development Center has helped thousands of businesses over the past 30 years. SBDC combines one-on-one advising with programs taught by business experts, giving clients the resources, they need to grow their businesses. They provide help for your business, no matter what stage, business education every step of the way, and one-on-one business advising for your specific needs.

Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

5197 NE Elam Young Parkway, Suite A, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

503-648-1102

www.hillsborochamberor.com

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization dedicated to maintaining a healthy and balanced business climate in the City of Hillsboro. It is the leading advocate for small businesses on public policy issues, as well as a forum for networking, education, and promotion.

City of Hillsboro’s Public Library

2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

503-615-6500

www.wccls.org

The Portland Community College Small Business Development Center has helped thousands of businesses over the past 30 years. SBDC combines one-on-one advising with programs taught by business experts, giving clients the resources, they need to grow their businesses. They provide help for your business, no matter what stage, business education every step of the way, and one-on-one business advising for your specific needs.

City of Hillsboro’s Economic Development Department

150 E Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

503-681-6177

www.hillsboro-oregon.gov

The Economic Development Department advocates for businesses locating or expanding in Hillsboro and creates a favorable business climate for companies to succeed. In 2010, the City adopted a Downtown Urban Renewal Plan, providing financial means to accomplish key capital projects in the district. The City has a Downtown Storefront Improvement Grant Program, which is designed to provide assistance and incentives for commercial property or business owners to enhance the design and appearance of their storefront façades.

City of Hillsboro’s Planning Department

150 E Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

503-681-6177

www.hillsboro-oregon.gov

The Planning Department is focused on land use and transportation planning—that includes everything from what constitutes a permitted use for a specific piece of property, to requirements related to density, setbacks and subdivision of land, not to mention how to drive, walk, or bike within the City. The traffic count for a specific street or intersection can be useful in making the difficult decision of where to locate your business. The Planning Department’s Transportation Division knows the roads and offers facts that can be crucial to your potential success.

Hillsboro Downtown Partnership

238 SE 2nd Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

503-640-6145

www.downtownhillsboro.org

POTENTIAL FUNDING SOURCES

Downtown Storefront Improvement Program

Provides a 1 to 1 matching grant for façade improvements made to Downtown Hillsboro buildings. Administered through the City of Hillsboro.

Metro Storefront Improvement Grant

Provides a 1 to 1 matching grant for facade improvements throughout the Metro area. Interested parties may be able to pair the Downtown Storefront Improvement Grant with the Metro grant to leverage more money.

State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Diamonds in the Rough Grant

Used to restore or reconstruct the facades of historic buildings that have been heavily altered over the years with the purpose of returning them to their historic appearance and potentially qualifying them for historic register designation.

EMPLOYEE PERKS

Neighbor Discounts

Many Downtown businesses offer discounts to owners and employees of other Downtown businesses. The best ways to find out about these discounts is to get to know your neighbors and to offer a reciprocal deal.ro.

Employee Store Passes

HDP works with Columbia Sportswear and other local manufactures to get employee store passes for all the Downtown small business workforce. Make sure that you join our business newsletter list to ensure you find out when passes come available.

DOWNTOWN AMENITIES

Tidy Streets

As any Downtown business district can attest to, litter and graffiti just happen. We support businesses by coordinating clean-up projects and loaning out graffiti removal supplies.

Landscaping

We have contracted with a landscaping company to maintain the planting strips and bulb-outs throughout Downtown, as well as help with leaf removal in the fall.

EMPLOYEE PARKING

More information coming soon.