Government agencies that provide advocacy and support to small businesses locally and nationally.
The State of Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services provides businesses with valuable information related to workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, financial services, insurance, and building codes.
The State of Oregon Office of Economic and Business Equity provide support for small businesses through the D/M/W/ESB certification process and advocate for certified businesses to government entities.
The US Department of Labor Women's Bureau develops policies to ensure economic equity and economic security for women in the workforce. The Bureau also advocates on behalf of women to promote quality work environments.
The Small Business Administration provides small businesses with information on loans, grants, bonds and other assistance available to small businesses.