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Economic Development

Economic Development

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development aims to promote a healthy environment for businesses of all types and sizes in the City of Boston.

This is done through providing services to businesses and by promoting economic development policies that help businesses grow while fostering economic inclusion and equity. The Business Strategy team assists companies and entrepreneurs across many sectors with business relocation or expansion and can help companies who want to stay in Boston.

The Office of Small Business Development is Boston’s front door for small businesses, providing navigation help for permitting and licensing, technical assistance and certification for local, women, minority and veteran owned businesses.

Economic Development
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Office hours
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Upcoming Events

MayMayor Walsh announced increased funding for the City's 20 Main Street Programs

Small Business Development

The division of Economic Development is the City of Boston’s central point of entry for small businesses.

Business strategy

The Business Strategy Team assists companies seeking to relocate to, expand or stay in Boston.  We have industry managers with specialized expertise across a range of sectors including startups, light industrial/manufacturing, life sciences, high tech, and the creative economy.  As a global city, the Business Strategy Team also engages with partners to promote Boston as open for business within the international market.  Our team is ready to support your business needs.

Lauren Jones, Director of Business Strategy

Latest news

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Mar 2

Mayor Walsh announces formation of business capital and finance unit

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Feb 28

Mayor Walsh announces food truck advisory committee

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Mayor Walsh speaks with Deputy-Mayor of Lyon, France, Karine Dognin-Sauze (right) and Ambassador of France to the United States, Gerard Araud during a meeting in Walsh's office Wendsday.
Feb 21

City of Boston hosts 'Big Booster' entrepreneur program

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Jan 25

Workshop series to offer support for small businesses in Boston

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