“My experience at NY NOW was life changing, the highlight being it enabled me to quit my day job and work on my business full time. I gained so much from my time at the show in addition to the orders I picked up.

I learned how to effectively talk about my products as a wholesaler and business and not just as a maker/artist. I also took away a huge list of leads and now have several new accounts.

Since being home I have also been developing new projects based on what I learned from NY NOW and have broadened my audience to include nurseries and other plant stories. Overall since the show I feel way more confident in my abilities as a businesswomen and in the success of my business.”

– Katie Mudd, Mudd Ceramics


For more information about this or future Prosper Portland NY NOW trips please contact us!


Prosper Portland creates economic growth and opportunity for Portland. Our vision is to make Portland one of the most globally competitive, healthy, and equitable cities in the world by investing in job creation, encouraging broad economic prosperity, and fostering great places throughout the city. We aspire to be a workplace of choice with passionate staff excelling in an open and empowering environment and sharing a commitment to our collective success.


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For more information about these six participating businesses, read more at Crafted in Portland: 6 brands attending NY NOW. For more information about the six businesses sponsored to attend NY NOW in 2018, read Local Makers Showcased at international market.