Friends of BBPDX is a non-profit Supporting Organization of Business for a Better Portland. We believe collaboration between business and government is crucial to making so many good things in Portland possible.
Friends of BBPDX cares deeply about solutions that benefit not just business, but also our community and the city we love. Your contribution supports the educational outreach and working groups of Business for a Better Portland.
Through engaging panel discussions, policy debates and networking opportunities, we make it easy for busy, young professionals and entrepreneurs to learn about the city’s most pressing policy issues, understand how the policy-making process works, and meet key change-makers in local government.
To ensure Portland’s future is an equitable city where prosperity can be shared by all, Friends of BBPDX focuses its educational programming on three pressing issues:
- Safe transportation because every Portlander deserves access to safe, walkable and bikeable streets and efficient transportation.
- Equity in entrepreneurship & access to capital because the strongest economy is one that lifts up all communities. By investing in underrepresented business owners we’re able to create the most promising paths to economic mobility.
- Solutions to housing & homelessness because we believe a long-term, deep commitment to addressing upstream solutions to housing and homelessness ensures a thriving Portland.