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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.

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

Media members, please contact Taylor Connolly at or 617-635-0943.

Upham's Corner
See the future Upham's Corner Arts and Innovation District
Upham's Corner information


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Feb 25

2020 Food Truck Lottery

Economic Development Center

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

Center and workshop information

Latest news

Latest news
Small Business Expansion

'20 Districts in 20 Days' campaign to support Boston Main Streets during the holiday season kicks off

Small Business Development
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New executive order to support equitable procurement process

Economic Development
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Kanreki: Celebrating 60 Years of Boston-Kyoto Partnership

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

Mayor's Office
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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.

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.

MIDORI MORIKAWA, Director of Business Strategy

Equity and inclusion

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

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