Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon
Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO) formed as a grassroots initiative in 2005 under the umbrella of The Black United Fund of Oregon to assist small businesses that were experiencing challenges in the wake of gentrification, new development, and increased rents in North/Northeast Portland.
MESO is a designated SBA microlender, an IDA fiduciary, a USDA RMAP (Rural Micro-entrepreneur Assistance Program) lender, and a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). We fill a much-needed niche, working with small businesses through every stage – from asset building and credit preparedness to first loans and business launches to dozens of business expansions every year.
HighlandsSRI/Loan AND Grant via DAF