CleanTech Xccelerator Collaborative Port Collaborative

Project partners:

Port of Portland


Project Location:

Portland, OR


Project Description:

We All Rise partnered with the Port of Portland to gather community and stakeholder input and to establish a social equity framework for the conceptualization of the NW Xcelerator program (NWX). The NW Xccelator is a coalition of community members joining together to create a black centered and developed accelerator project. This accelerator will be CleanTech focused in response to the opportunities laid out by the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS articulates CleanTech as a workforce cluster in the greater Portland area. CleanTech workforce clusters will provide opportunities for quality jobs and wealth creation within the Black community. The CleanTech workforce will also arm the Black community with the tools necessary to address local, state, and national efforts of racialized development.



We All Rise contributed the following deliverables: 

  • Workforce History analysis

  • Built a Social equity framework

  • Faciliated community outreach & engagement

    • Informal interviews 

    • Focus Group

    • Survey