The state-funded drone backer gave $327,000 to five Oregon unmanned aerial systems companies.
Wyatt Starnes died at the age of 59.
Tech companies pushing into Portland want the city to change their rules to enable new businesses and technologies.
Mayor Charlie Hales is ready to kill the $200 million urban renewal plan of the Willamette industrial district.
The Washington city will not be considered for the hyper-speed fiber network.