East Portland Action Plan
Economic Development Subcommittee Meeting
Time and Date:
Monday, January , 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86264102641?pwd=YjlIdTJDdlBWTEVrSnpsSlkzTlcxdz09
Meeting ID: 862 6410 2641 | Passcode: EPAP
Dial (669) 900-9128, Enter 86264102641# *438040#
Dial (253) 215-8782, Enter 86264102641# *438040#
Purpose: to develop a strong business environment which strengthens existing businesses, promotes new businesses, and expands family wage jobs in East Portland.
· Introductions (10 min)
· Volunteer Logistics (5 min)
· Rosewood Initiative- Merrill Liddicoat (20 min)
o Small Business Enhancement Grant-This program provides grants of up to $25,000 to small businesses within The Rosewood Initiative’s NPI district. These grants must be used for onsite renovations or construction projects at your business. We are especially interested in projects that improve the overall appearance of the neighborhood. The projects must be permanent, such as new lighting, signage, fencing, murals or painting, landscaping, etc.
· East Portland TIF Exploration Conversation Update- JR Lilly (15 min)
o Updates about our ongoing conversations about the possibilities of East Portland creating a new TIF District. These meetings are happening monthly on the last Tuesdays of each month.
· East Portland Community Plan- JR Lilly (15 min)
o Starting a conversation about the creations of a Community Plan that outlines the priorities for East Portland. What areas of Economic Development should be included? Wealth Creation, Business Support & Development, Asset Management & Financial Wellness, etc.
· Updates and Announcements (5 min)
Held every 1st Monday of each month
This gathering is open to the public
Language Interpretation available upon request (we ask for one week notice)
For more information and request, please contact:
JR Lilly, EPAP Advocate