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Boston's Small Business Plan

The Small Business Plan is a five year strategic document that aims to accomplish the following:

  • Make the small business economy thrive
  • Enhance neighborhood vibrancy
  • Foster economic and social inclusion and equity
About the Plan

This is Boston's first ever small business plan. It directly supports Mayor Walsh's push for increased economic equity and opportunities in Boston. It also answers his call for more innovative and improved ways to serve Boston’s diverse array of entrepreneurs and small businesses.

The plan commits the City of Boston to

  • Realign its small business resources
  • Create a new Small Business Center
  • A strategic focus on minority, women and immigrant entrepreneurs; key growth segments; and the priority needs of small businesses in general


Boston's Small Business Plan

The Small Business Plan was a collaboration chaired by John Barros,Chief of Economic Development and Sheila Dillon, Chief of Housing & Department of Neighborhood Development.

General Business Resources


  • View CORI-Friendly Companies Working with the City

    The following vendors have certified compliance with the City of Boston’s CORI friendly hiring practices and have City of Boston contracts over $5,000. The City of Boston does not guarantee employment availability at any of the vendors listed.

    View Vendor List

  • Renew Boston Solar Permitting Guide

    The City of Boston Solar Permitting Guide serves as a resource for building owners and solar installers. 

    Solar Permitting Guide Updated, September 2011

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