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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.

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Location
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
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City Hall is open to the public by appointment only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Media and press

For press inquiries, please contact Crystal Torman at crystal.torman@boston.gov.

Latest news

Latest news
New measures to boost homeownership, wages, and economic equity in Boston

New measures to boost homeownership, wages, and economic equity in Boston

Neighborhood Development
New supplier diversity programs to foster equity in City contracting

New supplier diversity programs to foster equity in City contracting

Economic Development
2021 food truck schedule, additional outdoor small business support announced

2021 food truck schedule, additional outdoor small business support announced

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 MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES OUTDOOR DINING WILL NOW BEGIN IN BOSTON ON MARCH 22

Outdoor dining to begin in Boston on March 22

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Economic Development Center

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

Center and workshop information

Small Business Development

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

Learn more about our work

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.

Contact:
MIDORI MORIKAWA, Director of Business Strategy
617-635-3416
Upham's Corner
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See the future Upham's Corner Arts and Innovation District
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Equity and inclusion

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

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