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At PPL we understand that the key to successful business management, sustained growth and healthy profit margins is speedy access to the best resources. It is our goal to provide reference services and library resources to help Portland area businesses succeed. PPL’s Business & Government Team manages our business resources, providing Library materials, online resources and programming on economics, business, government, demographics, law, politics, financial literacy,and career development.

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Finance & Financial Literacy

Sometimes we all need help understanding money. PPL provides effective, unbiased financial and investor information through our print collections and online databases like Morningstar Investment Research Center and Value Line. PPL’s Value Line subscription also offers access to  The Small and Mid-Cap Survey. In collaboration with KeyBank, PPL also offers programs on financial topics throughout the year – with the highlight being Money Smart Week each April.

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Business Management

Find the information you need to run your business in today’s competitive market. PPL has resources to help you write business plans, utilize social media, lead effectively, increase sales, stay on top of record keeping, recruit and  retain the best talent, and much more!

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Everyone has a right to know the law. We make it possible for the general public to learn about and use the law to solve problems, access justice and leverage opportunities.

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Business & Government Librarian -Team Leader
207.871.1700 x729
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