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In September, Comcast awarded 100 businesses in Multnomah County with comprehensive grant packages through Comcast RISE which include business consultation services, educational resources, a $5,000 monetary grant, creative production, media schedule, and a technology makeover. To provide ongoing investment and help ensure the long-term success of these small businesses, which are the bedrock of economic growth in their communities, Comcast RISE will bring together grant recipients for an in-person event this Thursday, November 30.

The event will connect Comcast RISE recipients to additional resources to help them thrive, including:

Education – Content and resources that recipients can use to improve business effectiveness.

Collaboration – A forum where the business owners can share knowledge and best practices with each other.

Networking – Opportunities to discuss ideas with local elected officials, local business leaders, as well as introduction to national and local partner institutions.

Recognition – Recognition of their business success and for being selected as a Comcast RISE recipient—this will include the creation of a business directory of local RISE winners.

Comcast RISE Days will take place in five cities: Baltimore, Detroit, Memphis, Philadelphia, and Portland, OR. A total of 100 grants per city, or 500 grants overall were awarded in September 2023.

The Comcast RISE recipients in this round are among the more than 13,500 entrepreneurs nationwide, and more than 200 small businesses in Oregon, who have received grants through the program to date. Comcast RISE has awarded over $125 million in monetary, marketing, and technology grants since 2020 and was created to help businesses and their communities thrive, with a focus on economic growth.

“Last year, we introduced Comcast RISE Days as a way to continue supporting the long-term success of small businesses in the communities we serve,” said Loren Hudson, SVP and Chief Diversity Officer for Comcast Cable. “Comcast RISE began to help businesses survive during the pandemic, today we are helping businesses and their communities achieve stronger economic growth over the long term by building meaningful connections and relationships.”

Any small business owner can visit the Comcast RISE destination on the X1 platform featuring aggregated small business news, tips, insights, and more. Just say “Comcast RISE” into the X1 voice remote. Comcast RISE is part of Project UP, the company’s comprehensive initiative to advance digital equity and help build a future of unlimited possibilities. More information is available at

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