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|Monday, January 09, 2012|
Portland entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and RocketHub to fund their businesses.
One private research group placed the industry's value at $1.6 billion in 2009, a number it expects will more than triple by next year.
Portland entrepreneurs are turning to such sites as a viable way to raise startup costs and launch product lines without forfeiting ownership or paying high interest rates. Fifty-two local projects are listed on Kickstarter alone.
But critics say it remains risky and offers few assurances for money flowing to startups with little but ideas to show. And current securities rules block businesses from offering shares of ownership through crowd funding.
Read more at OregonLive.com.
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Friday, March 27, 2015
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Five years in the making, the Portland Mercado — the city’s first Latino public market — will celebrate its grand opening April 11. A $3.5 million public-private partnership spearheaded by Hacienda CDC, the market will house 15 to 20 businesses in the food, retail and service sectors. It has some big-name funders, including the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and JPMorgan Chase. The project goals are equally ambitious: to improve cross-cultural understanding, alleviate poverty and spur community economic development.
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BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
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