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-CIUMWR  <a href="http://ibxbuslysqag.com/">ibxbuslysqag</a>, [url=http://dkjawpehigms.com/]dkjawpehigms[/url], [link=http://kslklkvchdjg.com/]kslklkvchdjg[/link], http://bwenatnnofvl.com/+LEAD: Eva - Cube Space Owner, and Policy Wonk Extraordinaire 
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 +Twitter: @evacatherder 
 +Blog: http://catherder.wordpress.com 
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 +Advisory to City Council's Portland Development Commission 
 +PDC is City economic development arm. Loans, grants. Up until recently purely a real estate redevelopment entity. 50% Done with Economic Recovery Plan in conjunction with  
 +Greenlight Greater Portland 
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 +Unfortunately, NO emphasis on small companies. SBA designations includes 50M and plan only mentioned the largest.  
 +Erin Flynn - new staff in PDC. 
 +Software Development, and Open Source not mentioned, this was a huge oversight. But  
 +Eva has gotten attention for small business and open source in the next 70% draft. 
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 +There is an oversight in economic figures: Sole Proprietors are not counted in economic census, a large number of small companies are more robust economically than a few large ones. 
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 +Portland and Multnomah counties are relativity efficient but trapped for funds. 
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 +For VC funds and westside tech focus see Steve Morris - OTBC - Beaverton's startup program, also Economic Gardening. 
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 +Oregon Tax structure: No Sales tax, High Property tax, Constitutional limits on spending 
 +Tax Changes in the works: Sole proprietorships seem to be protected from changes but  
 +Corporate kicker may be / should babolished.  
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 +Oregon Investment Fund - NO working with small bootstraps. Hired CSFB to manage fund, a few direct investments. Has brought some attention to Oregon start-ups. In end, Oregon start-ups have to compete with ROI in California start-ups. 
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 +Oregon growth account - 1M/yr over 3 years in Oregon Angel fund, 250K investments in their model. Would be great if we could expand similar programs.  
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 +New category of business B Corp - socially responsible C corp like entity. Another type is L3L - Low Profit Liability company to fill gaps in LLC type entities. Allows them to invest their corpus in responsible causes. Vermont is first to pass, 6-7 states have passed, currently in Oregon Legislature.  
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 +====== What YOU can do: ====== 
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 +  * Buy Local - promote your partnerships, this builds eco-system.  
 +  * Think of small businesses as we, work together. 
 +  * Consider everything in business climate and find your passion - livability, transportation, taxation, etc. Cover the topic you care about.  
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 +Make information about small business and government transparent.  
 +Comment on National Dialog [[http://www.thenationaldialogue.org/]]- Closes Tomorrow!!  
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 +License problems: 1M bond to sell flowers downtown, 28 entities to get for a business. See Portland city website. 
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 +Dan Soltzman - wonk. 
 +Randy Leonard - for the people 
 +Amanada Fritz - neighborhood activist 
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 +Small business Fair has been postponed. Caludia Platza in charge but regrouping.  
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 +Free Resources: SBDC, SCORE, OTBC 
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 +SCHEMATIC URL:[[http://catherder.wordpress.com/files/2009/05/small-business-ecosystem.doc|Small Business Ecosystem]] 
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 +Notes by: Mike @ Panometric.net
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