Mass Biz Works:
Connects businesses to many money-saving services offered by the state – all at no cost to businesses.
MassDevelopment, the state’s economic development and finance agency, works with businesses, nonprofits, financial institutions, and communities to stimulate economic growth across the Commonwealth. Through these collaborations they help create jobs, increase the number of housing units, revitalize urban environments, and address factors limiting economic growth including transportation, energy, and infrastructure deficiencies.
Center for Women and Enterprise:
CWE provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence.
Commonwealth Corporation’s mission is to strengthen the skills of Massachusetts youth and adults by investing in innovative partnerships with industry, education and workforce organizations. They seek to meet the immediate and emerging needs of businesses and workers so they can thrive in our dynamic economy.
COMMBUYS is the Commonwealth’s state-of-the-art electronic Market Center supporting online commerce between government purchasers and business.
Supplier Diversity Office:
The Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) of the Operational Services Division (OSD), certifies diverse businesses and also manages several business programs that help enhance the marketability of small and diverse businesses when they bid on public contracts.
MassHousing is an independent, quasi-public agency created in 1966 and charged with providing financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts. The Agency raises capital by selling bonds and lends the proceeds to low- and moderate-income homebuyers and homeowners, and to developers who build or preserve affordable and/or mixed-income rental housing. MassHousing does not use taxpayer dollars to sustain its operations, although it administers some publicly funded programs on behalf of the Commonwealth. Since its inception, MassHousing has provided more than $18.5 billion for affordable housing.
Mass Save® is an initiative sponsored by Massachusetts’ natural gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service providers. We work closely to provide a wide range of energy efficiency services to help residents and businesses manage energy use and related costs.
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights:
The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers’ Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar’s leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity – work that continues to be vital today.
Mass Small Business Development Center:
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network provides one-to-one free comprehensive and confidential services focusing on, business growth and strategies, financing and loan assistance as well as strategic, marketing and operational analysis. In addition, low cost educational training programs are offered across the state targeted to the needs of small business.
This is achieved through three integrated product lines: Business Advisory Services, Government Contracting, and International Trade Assistance.
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) is the state agency dedicated to promoting Massachusetts as a leisure-travel destination. An integral part of the state’s economy, tourism generates $1.2 billion in state and local taxes and $19.5 billion in travel related expenditures, supporting 132,000 in-state jobs.
Mass Office of Business Development:
The Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) is the state’s one-stop source for businesses seeking to relocate to Massachusetts and businesses wishing to expand their current operations here. They offer a range of expertise and services to help your business flourish in Massachusetts. Their staff operates in regions across the state, so they are able to provide you with on-the-ground knowledge and viable connections for your business. They work closely with the private and public sectors to coordinate a whole range of resources at your disposal.
National Federation of Independent Business:
The National Federation of Independent Business is America’s leading small business association. They work with and for you to protect your right to own, operate, and grow your small business. Their state and federal advocacy, business advice, and membership benefits cover a range of small businesses across many industries.
Retailers Association of Massachusetts:
RAM has been the voice of the Commonwealth’s retailers for almost 100 years. Their knowledge of retail issues and our understanding of the challenges facing small businesses in Massachusetts today allows us to uniquely serve our members’ needs. They provide their members with valuable regulatory and policy briefings, money saving tools, and highly-effective representation on Beacon Hill.
Small Business Administration:
An independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA also offers programs designed to meet the needs of underserved communities include Native American Business Development, Veterans Business Development, and Office of Women’s Business Ownership
Mass Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT):
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) is the state agency dedicated to promoting Massachusetts as a leisure-travel destination.
Mass Cultural Council:
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. The Council pursues this mission through a combination of grant programs, partnerships, and services for nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, communities, and artists.
North East Veterans Business Resource Center:
Our mission is to train, mentor, and assist returning military, National Guard and Reserve members, in addition to our nation’s veterans as they start and grow small businesses. The majority of our client base includes minority veterans and our programs specifically address American Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans.
Small Business Administration (SBA):
The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.