Working with the Office of Business Development, these organizations facilitate regional projects that grow businesses and the Massachusetts economy. Their successes attract new employers and foster existing businesses.
Fiscal Year 2022 Request for Proposals and Application
The Massachusetts Office of Business Development is accepting proposals for the Regional Economic Development Organization (REDO) Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2022. MOBD is seeking proposals from eligible organizations as defined in M.G.L. Chapter 23A, Section 3K to collaborate with MOBD to support the businesses in the Commonwealth, aligning with the Commonwealth’s Economic Development Plan – Partnership for Growth and Partnership for Recovery, including but not limiting to, supporting regionally-based efforts to nurture and facilitate economic growth and prosperity in the Commonwealth.
Due to the substantial increase in funding this fiscal year (2022), we ask that the applicants consider partnerships outside of their organization to maximize impact across their regions. REDOs are strongly encouraged to include partner’s projects within the region in a separate attachment to be included along with the traditional request for funding.
1Berkshire helps local businesses in Western Mass expand their network. Their goal is to help you grow your business through promotion and networking as the region’s connecting organization.
66 Allen St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
495/MetroWest Partnership works with local businesses to foster growth. Their main goals include improving the economy and the lives of the workforce. Providing natural resources and a commitment to better transportation are also paramount.
200 Friberg Parkway
Westborough, MA 01581
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce:
The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce fights for local businesses. Their goal is to strengthen the regional economy, promoting the Cape as the best place to live, work and play, while taking on other issues..These can include community, cultural and environmental concerns.
5 Patti Page Way
Centerville, MA 02632
Phone: (508) 362-3225
The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce:
The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce serves hundreds of businesses on the South Shore. This includes networking, voicing opinions on local issues, and educating the public. They are a non-profit organization and seek to improve the quality of life in the region.
134 Court St.
Plymouth, MA 02360
Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce:
The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce seeks to aid businesses and provide local leadership. They support address issues which impact commerce and the quality of life in the Blackstone Valley. BVCC also offers business leadership and technical support programs.
670 Linwood Ave. Bldg.A, Suite #5
Whitinsville, MA 01588
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce:
The Chamber's is the leading authority in Central Massachusetts for encouraging business growth in Worcester County. By fostering innovation and developing the workforce, the chamber looks to connect with all businesses.
446 Main St., Suite 200
Worcester, MA 01608
Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts:
The EDC is a non-profit organization that leads the region's economic development efforts. As a leading advocacy group, the EDC helps businesses expand, move to and succeed in Western Massachusetts while building toward high quality, local jobs.
1441 Main St.
Springfield, MA 01103
Metro South Chamber of Commerce:
The Metro South Chamber of Commerce is a business-driven organization based in Brockton. They support and promote the local business community through leadership in public advocacy. They primarily focus on education, networking, information and community development.
60 School St.
Brockton, MA 02301
Middlesex 3 Coalition
The Middlesex 3 Coalition is a regional economic development organization that brings the public and private sectors together to improve business development in the area. The M3 Coalition works with stakeholders to foster economic development, job growth and retention, workforce and training resources, transportation options, and provide assistance with infrastructure and real estate development projects. Stakeholders include leaders in the local government, business, finance, education, and development who have combined resources to promote the competitive advantages of the region and advance the economic vitality of the Route 3 corridor.
12 Andover Street #1
Billerica, MA 01821
Phone: (978) 808-5281
North Central Massachusetts Development Corp.:
In conjunction with the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, the development corporation is a non-profit that creates jobs and improves the economy of its region. They seek to help businesses looking to start, expand, or move to North Central MA. They also serve to connect businesses with the local communities. NCMDC runs a successful micro-lending program to help small businesses start, expand or grow in the region.
860 South St.
Fitchburg, MA 01420
North Shore Alliance for Economic Development:
Working with Salem State University’s Enterprise Center, this group serves as a regional partnership to aid and advance local interests in the region. Their main goals are to advocate for the North Shore, help business, and make connections.
121 Loring Ave.
Salem, MA 01970
South Coast Development Partnership:
The Partnership seeks to start, support and promote a stronger economy. Through UMass Dartmouth, the partnership also strives for educational attainment and work readiness. Their ultimate goal is to better the quality of life on the south coast.
151 Martine St.
Fall River, MA