Federal Programs

The United States government offers a number of financing and incentive programs. For more information on any of the programs below, contact Mike Williams, City of Beaverton Economic Development Division Manager at 503-526-2456

Economic Development Administration—This office is in charge of leading the federal economic development agenda.

HUBZones—The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program run by the Small Business Administration (SBA) helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

International Trade Administration (ITA)—The ITA strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. industry, promotes trade and investment, and ensures fair trade through the rigorous enforcement of our trade laws and agreements.

New Market Tax Credits—This program encourages investment in low-income communities.

Small Business Administration—The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) offers business assistance and several types of loans and grants to assist small businesses throughout the country.

Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank)—The Ex-Im Bank assists in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.