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Economic Development

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.
Small Business Center workshops
We're holding a seven-week, small business workshop series in East Boston.
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Latest news

Latest news
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Apr 23

Boston ranked the best summer vacation spot in the country

Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment
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Nov 27

City of Boston kicks off annual 'Holidays on Main Streets' campaign

Economic Development
Boston Builds Credit will raise credit scores for 25,000 Boston residents
Oct 25

New programs to increase economic mobility for Boston residents

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Oct 24

New Small Business Center launched in East Boston

Small Business Development
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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.

Lauren Jones, 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
Boston Is A Global City