Neighborhood Prosperity Networks
What is it?
The Neighborhood Prosperity Network (NPN) is a program initiated by Prosper Portland (formerly called Portland Development Commission/PDC) to strengthen the economic competitiveness of neighborhood business districts through community-planned and community-implemented actions and projects.
Specifically, NPN areas will focus on:
- Increasing the visibility of the business district
- Growing more jobs
- Strengthening existing businesses
- Filling vacant spaces
With support from Prosper Portland and the City of Portland, each neighborhood is best positioned to decide what actions and projects will improve its local business districts. For more information, visit Prosper Portland’s Neighborhood Prosperity Network page.
How is it administered?
Neighborhood buy-in is critical and that is the process includes organizing a broad cross-section of people representing the area’s business community, residents, property owners, district organizations, and community groups. Everyone with a stake in the district and its future should be involved in preparing the best plan for the neighborhood.
The management of the district will occur at a local level. Prosper Portland’s role will be to support the districts in their management of the district through seed funding, technical assistance, and overall support.
Who are the districts involved?
- Cully Blvd Alliance
- Our 42nd Avenue
- Historic Parkrose
- Rosewood Initiative
- Division-Midway Alliance
- Jade District (82nd Ave & Division)
Cully Blvd Alliance
The Cully Blvd Alliance works closely with residents, business owners, nonprofits and culturally specific organizations to ensure steady economic growth and increased employment opportunities in the Cully Neighborhood.
Contact: CBA District Manager Edy Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 42nd Avenue
Our 42nd Avenue is economic development by the community, for the community. We are a collection of residents, business owners, local employees, commercial property owners, community institutions and others who have partnered to ensure that economic change benefits the people of 42nd Avenue in an inclusive way. We are a connecting point and a conduit for community collaboration.
Contact: Our 42Ave District Manager Edy Martinez, Edy@42ave.org