NPNs

NPNs

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? 

NAYA’s NPNs 

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 Eron Riddle, RiddleE@nayapdx.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:  O42A District Manager Edy Martinez, Edy@42ave.org