Welcome to the Governor's Office of Economic and Business Equity where we serve Oregon's disadvantaged, minority-owned, woman-owned and emerging small business (D/MWESB). We focus on Access, Opportunity and Connection; elements designed to take your business to the next level. From contracting opportunities, tools/resources and key relationships, our office is oriented toward providing useful and relevant information. We invite you and strongly encourage for you to peruse our site for numerous links relevant to your business needs.
Under Governor Kitzhaber’s leadership, we continue our strong support of Oregon entrepreneurs, mindful of his belief that Oregon’s “continued economic recovery is dependent on businesses large and small having ample and fair opportunities to be successful.” We recognize small, independent businesses are creating jobs, spearheading entrepreneurialism, and helping provide a bridge to a more prosperous future for our entire state.
Governor's Marketplace Conference
To learn about the Governor's Marketplace Conference and access presentations, please CLICK HERE.
ATTENTION: Potential 'Cool School's' Contractors
The Governor's School Audit Initiative has identified over $20 million in various energy efficiency projects. By submitting your information via the link below, your firm will be included in the listing of interested firms to participating school districts.
Opportunity Register & Clearinghouse
The Oregon Opportunity Register & Clearinghouse is part of Economic & Business Equity and helps develop and support opportunities by working with state agencies and local jurisdictions to ensure Oregon's certified firms receive information about contracting opportunities.
Public Information: HB 2667
The Task Force on Procuring Through Small and Local Business was establised by HB 2667 (2013). The task force shall submit a report in the manner provided by ORS 192.245, and
may include recommendations for legislation, to an interim committee of the Legislative Assembly related to public contracting as appropriate no later than September 1, 2014.
Oregon's Economic Framework Forums: Regional Priorities, State Opportunities
In July and August, Business Oregon and the Oregon Business Plan, in partnership with the Regional Solutions Centers, Oregon Business Association and Associated Oregon Industries, will hold regional economic forums around the state with businesses, elected leaders and service providers. These economic framework forums build on needs already identified by regions and will be given the opportunity to: Identify specific ways to accelerate progress on economic priorities in different parts of Oregon, explore current programs and policies, and examine how to enhance our state-regional and public-private partnerships.