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Our Impact

2021-2023 Impact Report Highlights

Our Impact Repot project is made possible through funds from Washington County Economic Development Program

Programs and Tools Updates

Relationship Building

Gathering 2023

This year we returned to The Redd East Event Space to celebrate this nexus of commerce and culture. We celebrated expressions of Native Excellence told through food, fashion, and music. This year we featured the culinary artistry of Chef Jack Strong (Siletz) supported by Vibrant Table Catering, the musical excellence of Snotty Nose Rez Kids, fashion designers NEOMOBILIZE, and Trenal Original. Directed by the wonderful Palani Bearghost, owner and founder of NEO.

SAVE THE DATE: THE GATHERING 2024 will be on 10.10.24 in Portland, Oregon

Community Economic Coalition

The Community Economic Coalition aim to build entrepreneurship pathways and engagement opportunities across our communities. The CEC brings together businesses, stakeholders, and partners across cultural boundaries. Also, by providing a collective voice to strengthen all of our communities.
The CEC is represented by the Filipino, Black, Native, and Hispanic communities via the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon, the Black-American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon, the Northwest Native Chamber, and the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber.
The Community Economic Coalition is made possible through funds allocated from the office of Congresswoman Bonamici.

Economic Justice and Transformation

Advocating for a better future for Entrepreneurs in the PNW. Every year NWNC works with community members, government partners, and others to advocate for more equitable laws, policies, and practices at every level of government and society. In 2023 we spent more than 100 staff hours talking to state, local, and federal government partners encouraging their support of Native Entrepreneurs. We traveled as far as DC, and as close to home as the coffee shop down the street requesting funding and support for our members and clients.

Center for Tribal Nations

One of the greatest honors has been advocating for the development of the Center for Tribal Nations. This first-of-its-kind development has been built not only with community in mind, but with the help and support of more than 20 community leaders, and with the support of nearly 50 Tribal governments in the Pacific Northwest.
Although, this project is only in stage 2 of 5 we have been working diligently to create a space for Native People to return to our traditional presence on the Willamette River

Rise Collective

The only Native and Latine led Technical Assistance Program in the Northwest. Rise collective addresses barriers faced by many minority-led small businesses such as the complexities of running on-reservation businesses, bringer un- or under-banked, and a lack of access to reliable internet in remote areas. The Rise Collective helps Oregon’s minority and underserved businesses rise and thrive through innovative, “for us, by us” solutions. Services and Programs provided by the Rise Collective’s partners include, but are not limited to, business startup & expansion, developing financial systems, creating business plans. Producing proposals and bids for contracts, addressing insurance needs and much more.

Thank you Donors and Sponsors