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Small Business Center

  • The City offers the tools you need to start, expand, or move your business to Gresham. 

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    Small business emergency grants

    The City is offering a third round of small business emergency grants for businesses with 25 or fewer employees. 

    Application period: Monday, Oct. 19 at 8:00 - Friday, Oct. 23 at 5:00 pm. Online applications will be available on the Small Business Grants page.  

    Businesses owned by members of historically disadvantaged population groups including Black, Indigenous and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Sole proprietors and independent contractors are also strongly encouraged to apply, as the State of Oregon requires that 50% of grant funds be awarded to this business category. 

    Eligibility rules and a checklist to assist with the application process are available on the Small Business Grants page.

  • How We Help

    The Small Business Center provides resources, guidance and step-by-step assistance through the permitting/licensing process.  Need help getting started?  Contact us at 503-618-2872 or


    We want you here!

    Our Garage to Storefront program waives City-related fees for qualifying new or expanding business and property owners.

    Additional business incentives

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    Small Business Center

    For assistance, contact us at 503-618-2872 or

    Related services

    While the City's small business coordinator can help you through the City licensing and permit process, below are direct lines to related services.

    • Business licenses: 503-618-2370
    • Permits: 503-618-2845
    • Planner on Duty: 503-618-2780