Rockwood leaders, entrepreneurs talk business opportunities

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Once built, people will find local meats, produce and grocery items, or find ready-made meals and other non-food products sold inside 320-square-foot shipping containers transformed into business fronts. There's space for brick-and-mortar restaurants in a plaza that also hosts Gresham's Farmers Market and the annual Rock The Block event.

Aside from food options, residents should find technology laboratories open to all while others get trained in the medical careers at a health clinic, Fuhrer said. The project has room for a potential library and other resources, such as lenders, to help people open a small business.

Read about it at The Oregonian here