Community Prosperity Initiative
The Community Prosperity Initiative (CPI) was created in January 2020 with the mission of building stronger economic development partnerships with each of the 20 incorporated cities on Marion County, while efficiently distributing lottery funds for community led economic development projects. By distributing $15,000 in lottery funds to each city for three fiscal years (extended to five), the Marion County Economic Development Program (EDP) is able to help support city priorities while learning about their landscapes of opportunities and challenges. This information can then be compiled and analyzed to help with strategic decision making for EDP's funds and staff capacity. The CPI's approach works to combine the benefits of local community-driven, and higher-level "big picture" economic development toward the realization of the Program's Economic Development Strategy.
The CPI operates by receiving reports of the funds' use or proposed use by city staff for the prior year, and then releasing the current year's funds. This is done on a city by city basis.
Cities can submit their reports here.
Please contact Brian Moreland, Economic Development Specialist, with questions at (503)589-3234 or BMoreland@co.marion.or.us