Venture Portland has provided the following summary to its business district members; in turn, SIBA is sharing it with our members. On Monday, Mayor Hales and Commissioner Novick announced the newly named ‘Portland Street Fund’ which will collect $46 million/year from businesses and residents (approximately $33.8 million will be available for transportation improvements). Venture Portland knows that safe and well-maintained roads are critical to the success of neighborhood businesses and business districts and a key component of a healthy, connected city and thriving economy. Which is why, over the last six months, Venture Portland joined neighborhood business owners and business... read more
We're proud of Swan Island and what we get done every day. During the week about 10,000 people commute to their family-wage jobs in one of the country's most unique urban industrial districts - situated on the shores of the Willamette River adjacent to vital north Portland neighborhoods and even home to a surprising diversity of wildlife.
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On September 17, leaders from Portland Community College, businesses on Swan Island, SIBA and elected officials cut the ceremonial ribbon and officially opened the doors to the new Swan Island Trades Center (SITC). Strategically deciding to bring their Trades & Industry department down to the businesses that need skilled technicians, PCC used 2008 bond funds to purchase the land at 6400 N. Cutter Circle and renovate the building that had originally housed the State Motor Pool. The department’s programs include Facilities Management/HVAC-R, Fiber Optics, Pre-Apprenticeship and Electrical Trades. Embracing the value that SITC would bring to Swan Island, SIBA members... read more
Five businesses recently joined the Swan Island Business Association: Anna’s Island Cafe Columbia Distributing MBS – Millennium Building Services Maletis Beverage Republic Services We welcome them to SIBA! ... read more