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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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Contact
1 City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201
Temporary COVID-19 hours
City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Media & Press

For press inquiries, please contact Taylor Connolly at taylor.connolly@boston.gov or 617-635-0943.

Latest news

Latest news
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New fall and winter support available to restaurants

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Outdoor dining extended in Boston

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Neighborhood food truck locations announced for summer 2020 pilot program

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Executive order allowing plastic bags in Boston extended to September 30

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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
Upham's Corner information

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