New City of Tigard Economic Development Programs

Because running a small business is challenging, the City of Tigard's economic development division has created three new programs to help you succeed in business. Each of the programs outlined below connects you to resources to build and grow your business in Tigard by building a business support network.

  1. Business Support Scholarship is a reimbursement which can cover up to 50 percent of the cost of advising services, training, and course work for business owners. This program saves you money, helps you build a business support network and improve your business management skills. More information: www.engage.tigard-or.gov/bizscholarships
  2. Advance Tigard is a career advancement program that helps Tigard residents advance their careers at Tigard-based businesses. This program provides a matching grant for career education/training expenses when an employer and employee develop a career pathway plan and make a financial commitment to advancing an employee's career. More information: https://www.engage.tigard-or.gov/advancetigard
  3. Business License Fee Waiver is a one-time, one-year City of Tigard business license fee waiver for new business owners who complete a business-focused training. More information: www.tigard-or.gov/business_license_fee_waiver/index.php
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