Department of Housing and Community Development
DHCD's mission is to strengthen cities, towns and neighborhoods to enhance the quality of life of Massachusetts residents. We provide leadership, professional assistance and financial resources to promote safe, decent affordable housing opportunities, economic vitality of communities and sound municipal management.
Massachusetts Office of Business Development
The mission of the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) is to strengthen the economy and increase job growth throughout Massachusetts by providing to businesses that are seeking to expand or locate in the Commonwealth a highly responsive, central point of contact that facilitates access to resources, expertise, and incentive programs available in the Commonwealth.
Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
The mission of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation is to ensure a competent and fair marketplace throughout the Commonwealth. OCABR provides consumers with the tools they need to make educated, responsible choices and to protect themselves from unscrupulous companies and individuals. The Office responds to consumer complaints throughout the state and pursues diligent action against those in violation of its set business standards and regulations. Through a comprehensive approach to protecting the distinct rights of companies and consumers, OCABR seeks to enhance access to services and maintain effective relationships with the business and professional community.
Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment
The Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) is the Commonwealth’s primary international business development agency charged with promoting trade and investment with global partners in Massachusetts and around the world. Our office is dedicated to building successful international collaborations and partnerships essential to bringing new economic opportunities and investments to the Commonwealth. We invite you to explore our site and learn how the doors of Massachusetts open to the world.
Office of Performance Management & Oversight
Coordination among multiple economic development agencies is essential for long term, sustainable economic development growth. The Office of Performance Management & Oversight (OPMO) oversees the effectiveness, accountability, and transparency of the economic development efforts across the state. The nineteen organizations under this office provide a wide range of services and programs that drive economic development. Agencies work closely with the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development to create annual plans that align with the Commonwealth’s economic development strategy. This results driven, collaborative approach extends opportunity to more individuals, businesses, communities, and regions across the state.
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism generates state and local revenues and creates job growth in the tourism sector by marketing Massachusetts as a destination for travelers from domestic and international markets.
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center accelerates the success of clean energy technologies, companies, and projects in Massachusetts while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts.
The Commonwealth Corporation designs and executes workforce programs in partnership with businesses, educators, and providers. They support the development of education and skills training that connect to real job opportunities, with sensitivity to regional economic differences.
Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation provides technical assistance, pre-development lending, and consulting services to non-profit organizations involved in housing development, workforce development, neighborhood economic development, and capital improvements to childcare facilities.
Commonwealth Marketing Office
Commonwealth Marketing Office acts as the central entity and coordinating organization for marketing initiatives on behalf of the Commonwealth in order to advance economic development.
Massachusetts Business Development Corporation aids in the expansion of small to medium sized businesses throughout the commonwealth by offering a wide range of funding solutions through BDC Capital.
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority generates significant regional economic activity by attracting conventions, tradeshows, and other events to Massachusetts’ world-class facilities while maximizing investment return.
Massachusetts Cultural Council
The Massachusetts Cultural Council promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contributes to the economic vitality of our communities.
Massachusetts Export Center
Massachusetts Export Center helps companies throughout the Commonwealth achieve success in global markets by developing and providing targeted, high-impact, international trade services.
Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation provides financing and targeted technical assistance to small businesses and promotes economic development in underserved, gateway municipalities and low and moderate-income communities.
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center creates jobs in the life sciences sector and supports vital scientific research. This work includes making financial investments in public and private institutions that are advancing life sciences research, development, and commercialization as well as building ties among sectors of the Massachusetts life sciences community.
MassDevelopment strengthens the Massachusetts economy by working with businesses, nonprofits, and local, state, and federal officials and agencies. They help create jobs, increase the number of housing units, eliminate blight, and address factors limiting economic growth including transportation, energy, and infrastructure deficiencies.
Massachusetts Port Authority
Massachusetts Port Authority owns and operates an integrated world-class transportation network that promotes economic growth and opportunity, enhances the quality of life of New England residents and protects the freedom to travel safely, securely, efficiently and cost effectively.
Massachusetts Small Business Development Center
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center provides one-to-one free comprehensive and confidential services focusing on, business growth and strategies, financing and loan assistance as well as marketing and operational analysis.
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative develops meaningful collaborations across industry, academia, and government which serve as powerful catalysts, turning good ideas into economic opportunity within the state's burgeoning technology sector.
Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center
The Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center supports technology transfer activities from public and private research institutions to companies resulting increased competitiveness of existing companies and creation of more technology based companies.
MassVentures meets critical capital needs in the Massachusetts innovation economy, providing seed and early-stage venture funding to high growth startups as they move from concept to commercialization.