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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
Office hours
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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For press inquiries, please contact Taylor Connolly at or 617-635-0943.

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Return to workplace framework for commercial spaces in Boston

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$6 million in new grant funding to support safe reopening of small businesses

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$4 million distributed to support small businesses in every neighborhood

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Small Business Relief Fund

$2 million in grants distributed to more than 500 small businesses

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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.

MIDORI MORIKAWA, Director of Business Strategy
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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
Our goal is to advance the upward economic mobility of Bostonians.
Learn about the lab