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Economic Development Resources

Certified Development Companies (CDC), Industrial Development Corporations (IDC) and Local and Regional Development Corporations (LDC & RDC), exist to support business development and growth within their community or region. Types of assistance offered include low cost financing, such as the SBA 504 Loan Program, site finding and statistical research.

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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Amherst
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) State Office
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network provides one-to-one free comprehensive and confidential services focusing on business growth and strategies, financing and...View details

Boston
Associated Grant Makers
Serving the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the premier organization in New England supporting nonprofits engaged in corporate and foundation fundraising, the AGM provides both grantmakers...View details

Boston
Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)
AIM is the voice of 6,400 Massachusetts employers from all industries on legislative and regulatory issues in Boston and Washington, D.C. A.I.M. works on behalf of employers to improve the Massachusetts...View details

Boston
Donahue Institute
Director's Office - Boston University of Massachusetts One Beacon Street, 26th Floor Boston, MA 02108 The Donahue Institute is "the public service, outreach and economic development...View details

Boston
Environmental Business Council of New England
The United States established to support and foster the development of the environmental industry. Our goal is to enhance business and job growth of both established and emerging environmental...View details

Boston
Massachusetts Electronic Commerce Association
A leading online business resource site that helps companies bridge the gap between traditional and new economy business methods with pragmatic information about the convergence of business and...View details

Boston
Small Business Administration (SBA) Massachusetts District Office
The SBA works to support small business interests at the federal, state and regional level. Services include a number of financial assistance programs offered through local financial institutions,...View details

Boston
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Boston Office and Minority Business Center
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Boston
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Massachusetts Export Center
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Boston
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Mass.Gov
Find resources to help your business succeed, comply with various laws and regulations and sell its wares to the state....View details

Brockton
Brockton 21st Century
A private, non-profit economic development agency that has formed a unique partnership with the City to maintain Brockton's strong business climate. Together, Brockton's public and private sectors...View details

Cambridge
Cambridge Business Development Center (CBDC)
CBDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people start and grow successful and profitable businesses by providing mentoring and educational programs tailored to the ways entrepreneurs...View details

Cambridge
Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MBC)
A nonprofit organization that provides services and support for the Massachusetts Biotechnology Industry. The MBC is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology...View details

Chicopee
Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council
Works to increase the region's standard of living by attracting and retaining quality jobs, increasing investment and attracting visitors. In order to accomplish its purpose, the EDC collaborates...View details

Dorchester
Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corp. (DBEDC)
Addressing problems of economic disinvestment, housing quality and affordability, unemployment, crime, and community tensions resulting from prejudice discrimination and language barriers including...View details

Fall River
International Trade Assistance Center
Works to expand the region's economy by improving the international competitiveness of our local companies. The ITAC strives to help small to medium sized companies increase their exports. This...View details

Fall River
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Fall River Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Fitchburg
Fitchburg Economic Development Office
An ambitious 20-year redevelopment plan has been launched to create over 800 jobs, attract new industrial and residential development, and reclaim the Nashua River as a major economic and recreational...View details

Lawrence
Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council
Created to advance the economic interests of the area. The Council encourages great communication and cooperation between the public and private sectors, and fosters collarborative efforts between...View details

Lexington
Lexington Economic Development
Formed to strengthen the tax base and improve the quality of life for its residents. The Economic Development Officer provides comprehensive services to existing and prospective businesses and...View details

Pittsfield
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Pittsfield Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Plymouth
Town of Plymouth Office of Economic Development
Works with local, state and national government officials and agencies, organizations (both public and private), private businesses, developers, community groups, and professionals in order to...View details

Salem
Salem Partnership
Facilitates collaboration between businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in which risks, resources, and skills are shared in projects related to the revitalization and restoration...View details

Salem
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Salem Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Springfield
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Springfield Office
The SBDC works with new venture and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, access to capital, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

State wide
Mass Technology Leadership Council
Mass Technology Leadership Councilwas formed to promote Massachusetts as the best place in the world in which to start and grow information technology companies; conduct IT research and development;...View details

U.S.
Brainshark
Brainshark is the leader in on-demand online video for businesses of all sizes. Through an SaaS application, Brainshark offers scalable online video publishing solutions that transform static...View details

Waltham
Massachusetts High Technology Council
A non-profit, non-partisan corporation whose membership is comprised of respected business leaders of Massachusetts high technology and high-value-added service companies. The primary responsibility...View details

Westborough
Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development
A private, non-profit partnership of business, industry leaders, and government dedicated to the economic growth of Massachusetts. Contact: John DiNapoli, Director of Business Services...View details

Worcester
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Worcester Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providingfree counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing, training,...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
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Statewide
BusinessFinancing.org
A non-promotional website built to help guide business owners with simple and straight-to-the-point facts about financing....View details

Statewide
Massachusetts Business Resource Team
Provides a single point of contact for one on one services to businesses looking to create and retain jobs in Massachusetts as well as aggregates government and other economic development programs...View details

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