Business Resources

We will update this page whenever possible with local, State and national resources that can help you with business challenges!

City of Lake Oswego Business Contacts

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Getting Started

Planning Department (503) 635-0290 or

Zoning and Permits

Business Licenses

Business License Application (Fillable on-line)

Business in Lake Oswego (Overview)

Business Districts

Bids and RFP’s

Recycle At Work

City Building Code

City Sign Code

Examples of disallowed Temporary Signs in the right-of-way

Temporary and Permanent Sign Permit (Fillable on-line)

Clackamas County Business Resources

Click Here for contact and program information on Clackamas (County) Coordinated Business Services resources.

Click Here for Clackamas County Economic Development

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State of Oregon

Business Oregon

Business Oregon Available Programs (e.g. Business Expansion, Capital needs and many others)

Oregon Corporation Division

Register a New Business

Update your State Business Registration

Office of Small Business Assistance

Small Business Loans

Click Here for a government loan finder provided by the US Government

Includes categories such as Agriculture Loans, Business Loans, Education Loans, Housing Loans and Veterans Loans.


Area Accounting and Tax Services

Aldrich Advisors – 5665 Meadows Rd, #200 – 503-620-4489

Collective CPAs & Advisors – 525 Third St, #200 – 503-610-8291

Bray & Associates NW, LLC – 1980 Willamette Falls Dr, #200 – West Linn – 503-684-4585

Patrick Carney, CPA, PC – 14535 Westlake Dr, #A-1 – 503-624-9204

Area Legal Resources

For firms providing business formation, succession planning or other business or general legal services, please click here


Tourism Grant Program

In partnership with the communities of Canby, Estacada, Government Camp, Happy Valley, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Molalla, North Clackamas, Oregon City, Sandy, the Villages of Mt. Hood, West Linn and Wilsonville, Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory offers grants for local tourism projects that demonstrate an ability to attract visitors from outside the community, generate overnight stays or entice visitors to linger longer.

More information to come

Click here for more information about this grant opportunity. Here is a direct link to the on-line application form. You will need to create a logon profile if you have not already done so.