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Economic Development

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development offers a one-stop resource for all businesses in the City of Boston.

We promote policies that help businesses grow while fostering economic inclusion and equity.

The Business Strategy team aids companies and entrepreneurs across industries in Boston. We can help you expand, move, or keep and grow your business in Boston.

The Small Business Development team is Boston’s front door for small businesses. We have permitting and licensing resources, as well as technical help. We also offer 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.

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Latest news

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Oct 31

New executive order to support equitable procurement process

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Mayor Walsh spoke at the 2019 Municipal Research Bureau annual meeting
Mar 7

Mayor Walsh's 2019 remarks to the 2019 Boston Municipal Research Bureau

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Mayor Walsh presenting at the event
Jan 30

City offering free tax preparation services for 2019

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Jan 16

New jazz restaurant slated for Dudley Square's Bolling Building

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Economic Development Center

We offer free workshops across the City to increase access and opportunities.

Center and workshop information

Stay Connected

Learn about free workshops and events, and stay up to date on our latest news and initiatives!

Small Business Development

The unit of the Economic Development Office 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.

MIDORI MORIKAWA, Director of Business Strategy

Equity and inclusion

We promote inclusive contracting practices throughout City of Boston departments and agencies.

Economic Mobility Lab
Our goal is to advance the upward economic mobility of Bostonians.
Learn about the lab