Federal Programs

Government Financing and Incentive Programs

The U.S. 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Opportunity Zones — An Opportunity Zone is a state designated area where new income-earning investments in property, construction, and business may be eligible for preferential tax treatment.
  • 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.