Venture Portland Celebrates Small

Vibrant green signs are popping up throughout the city exclaiming ‘Portland Celebrates Small’.  In celebration of Small Business Week, May 20-26, Venture Portland encourages Portlanders to spend all of May honoring the small businesses that make up the vast majority of neighborhood business districts and power Portland’s economy on a daily basis.

Portland is a small business generator, with 95 percent of Portland’s businesses employing less than 50 employees and 76 percent employing 10 or fewer.  Small businesses are not only prevalent in Portland but they add up to make a big impact.  Neighborhood business districts are comprised of small businesses and include approximately 16,000 businesses and nearly 200,000 jobs.

Look for ‘Celebrate Small’ flyers in businesses throughout Portland and honor small businesses all month long.  Stay apprised of the latest ‘Celebrate Small’ news through Venture Portland’s Facebook and Twitter at and @ventureportland.  Kick off Small Business Week with the Kenton Street Fair on May 20.  Most importantly, don’t forget to shop, dine and play small.  ‘Portland Celebrates Small’ flyers are available to download at ventureportland.or

Learn more about Small Business Week and download your ‘Portland Celebrates Small’ sign today!