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Small Business Center

  • The City offers the tools you need to start, expand, or move your business to Gresham. 

  • Small Business Emergency Grant Program

    The City is providing one-time grants of $1,000 per employee up to a maximum of $10,000 per business, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, to qualifying Gresham businesses.

    Read more about the small business emergency grant program.

  • How We Help

    The Small Business Center provides resources, guidance and step-by-step assistance through the permitting/licensing process.  Need help getting started?  Contact the Business and Development Coordinator, Micah Kemp, at 503-618-2872 or


    We want you here!

    Our Garage to Storefront program waives City-related fees for qualifying new or expanding business and property owners.

    Additional business incentives

    City Services

    Small Business Center

    For assistance, contact Micah Kemp, business and development coordinator, at 503-618-2872 or

    Related services

    While the City's small business coordinator can help you through the City licensing and permit process, below are direct lines to related services.

    • Business licenses: 503-618-2370
    • Permits: 503-618-2845
    • Planner on Duty: 503-618-2780