Business Oregon, works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships and leveraged funding.
• Oregon Business Development Fund (OBDF) provides direct loans that leverage private capital (typically banks and credit unions) and provides incentives for businesses to expand or locate in Oregon.
• Oregon Credit Enhancement Fund (CEF) provides loan guarantees to financial institutions (bank’s and credit unions) in order to increase capital availability to small businesses.
• Entrepreneurial Development Loan Fund (EDLF) provides direct loans to help start-ups, micro-enterprises and small businesses expand or become established in Oregon. This fund fills a niche not provided through traditional lending markets.