Office of Business Development

The Office of Business Development (OBD) provides entrepreneurs and existing businesses with access to financial and technical resources. OBD also supports the nationally recognized Boston Main Streets program, designed to promote the continued revitalization of the City’s neighborhood commercial districts through public/private partnerships.

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    Recovery Resources Available for Marathon Site Businesses

    To make rebuilding and reopening as easy as possible for businesses affected by the Marathon tragedy, City agencies are providing resources, advice, and connections to help jumpstart the neighborhood’s recovery.

    Marathon Business Resources »

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    The Boston Business Hub helps you start, relocate, and expand your business

    Connecting you with the right people in City Hall to answer your questions, creating a permitting and licensing checklist for your business needs, and compiling available resources so you can conduct market research.

    Visit Boston Business Hub »

Programs and Services
Find out about a variety of programs designed to assist small businesses.


Boston Main Streets
A nationally recognized program designed to promote the continued revitalization of the City’s neighborhood commercial districts through public/private partnerships.

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Calendar »

  • See a listing of upcoming OBD events.

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Video & Multimedia

  • Mayor Menino Celebrates New Jobs in Savin Hill

    On April 6, 2011, Mayor Thomas M. Menino and DND Director Eveyln Friedman cut ribbons for five Savin Hill businesses to celebrate the creation of more than 70 new jobs.

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