Affiliates & PartnersThe Alliance works with many private and public partners and houses affiliate organizations to maintain a strong business community as well as a vibrant region and central city, including Dowtown Portland Clean & Safe and the Pacific Northwest International Trade Association (PNITA).
Downtown Portland Clean & Safe
Downtown Portland Clean & Safe is a private, nonprofit organization that contracts with the Portland Business Alliance to provide enhanced cleaning and security services, marketing and economic development programs to downtown property owners. The Clean & Safe district encompasses a 213-block area of downtown and is one of the oldest, largest and most successful enhanced service districts in the nation. Businesses within this area elected to pay a fee to raise money that supplements publicly-financed services for neighborhood improvement, including cleaning, security, community justice services, market research and retail advocacy.
Downtown Portland Clean & Safe manages:
- Downtown Clean & Safe Program, which provides cleaning, security and community justice services.
- Downtown Retail and Marketing Program, which focuses on market research, retail advocacy, marketing and communications; and the
- Sidewalk Ambassador Program, which offers information and assistance to downtown visitors, residents and workers.
Pacific Northwest International Trade Association (PNITA)
Pacific Northwest International Trade Association (PNITA) is an affiliate organization of the Portland Business Alliance, greater Portland’s chamber of commerce. PNITA is dedicated to supporting the global competitiveness of our region through education and advocacy on issues affecting Pacific Northwest industries reliant on international commerce.For more information, contact:
Maria Ellis, executive director, 503-552-6762
The following are private and public partners that the Alliance regularly collaborates with:
Central Eastside Industrial Council
Greater Portland, Inc.
Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
Oregon Business Council
Oregon Business & Industry
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
Oregon State Chamber of Commerce
Portland Community College's Small Business Development Center
Prosper Portland (formally Portland Development Commission)
Port of Portland
Regional Arts & Culture Council
Westside Economic Alliance