Join the Mercatus Community

Elevate your business in new industries and undiscovered markets. Connect with other entrepreneurs and a network of business resources.

Adding your business to the Mercatus Directory will take about 10 minutes. If you need help filling out your profile let us know, we are happy to help! You can email Amanda at Please note that, while Mercatus will do it's best to elevate and connect your business with new opportunities, your personal information will not be shared. 

Section 1: Basic

  1. This information will not be listed on your public profile.
  2. Basic account owner information

Section 2: Eligibility

  1. 51% or more of the business must be owned by an entrepreneur or entrepreneurs of color. 

  2. The business must be registered with the State of Oregon. Not registered yet? That's okay you can get registered here.

Section 3: Your Business This is your public business profile.

  1. Information about your business
  2. Photo gallery to show off your work
  3. Certifications you might have

Section 4: Your Story Mercatus is a space to celebrate the diversity of Portland businesses. Share as much or as little as you like. 

  1. Racial/ Ethnic/ Gender identity
  2. Sexual Orientation

* As a public agency we cannot list Adult Shops in our directory.