Business Development Resource Guide

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Business, Community and Economic Development Resources:

Looking to start a new business venture?  Or expand an existing business venture? Check out the 2018 Franklin County Business Development Resources Guide (PDF 2.2mb)to find helpful information and links to organizations that provide technical assistance, training, financing and more!

Whether it is a blizzard, flood, or a hazardous spill, business can’t always control what happens in the future. However, there are steps to be better prepared. And when you can respond and recover quickly, you can get back to business! Information on how businesses can be prepared for emergencies is available at  WesternMassReady.org and Ready.gov/Business, or download the Getting Back To Business brochure (PDF, 875KB).

Interested in learning about programs to encourage downtown and village center revitalization?  This list of selected community economic development resources (PDF, 304 kb) includes provides information about programs and information available to municipalities and non-profit organizations.