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Supplier Diversity Office (SDO)

The Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) certifies diverse businesses and manages several business programs that help enhance the marketability of small and diverse businesses when they bid on public contracts. SDO also facilitates training and networking opportunities for small businesses, and helps government agencies implement inclusive procurement practices.

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For Women-Owned Businesses
For Minority-Owned Businesses

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)

DCAMM works with state agencies to create and manage forward-thinking, sustainable buildings to meet the needs of the citizens they serve. They partner with fellow agencies to help them meet their strategic needs with fiscally responsible building and real estate solutions. In addition, DCAMM certifies companies to bid on vertical construction projects put out to bid by Massachusetts public agencies pursuant to M.G.L. Chapters 149, 149A and 25A.

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Operational Services Division (OSD)

The Operational Services Division (OSD) serves both business and government customers through a variety of services and programs. The OSD assists with managing the state fleet of vehicles, managing the Commonwealth’s COMMBUYS Procurement Market Center, and certifying small businesses looking to do business with the Commonwealth They also provide management and oversight of the procurement of goods and services, which includes the direct management of more than 100 Statewide Contracts that have in excess of $1.4 billion in purchases.


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Massachusetts Office of Business Development

The Massachusetts Office of Business Development assists businesses relocating to Massachusetts as well as businesses wishing to expand their current operations, with specific attention being paid to jobs created, jobs retained, and capital invested. MOBD provides a highly responsive, central point of contact that facilitates access to resources, expertise, and incentive programs.

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Massachusetts Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

The Massachusetts Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) can guide you through the government procurement process and provide you with information on how to become more competitive in the government marketplace.  PTAC can help you determine if your company is ready for government opportunities and how to best position yourself to succeed.

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Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) are a partnership between the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and University of Massachusetts System. They provide free marketing, financing, and business-related assistance to local entrepreneurs. 

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Boston Area SCORE

SCORE is a national network of experienced executives who are willing to share their experience, as volunteer mentors, to help entrepreneurs (start-ups and established). SCORE also provides workshops and courses in business education to help small businesses grow and prosper.

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Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE)

CWE is an inclusive economic empowerment organization.  CWE helps women business owners and aspiring women entrepreneurs launch and grow their business by providing greater access to the resources, tools and support they need.

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For Women-Owned Businesses

Brookline Chamber of Commerce

The Brookline Chamber of Commerce provides growth support and advocacy for businesses in the community. The Chamber offers networking events, training, information sessions, and other opportunities to grow your business. If you are interested in joining the chamber, visit the Chamber website to learn more. 

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Brookline Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations provides community engagement and ensures that the town promotes equity and inclusion in all aspects of Civic Life. The Chief Diversity Officer routinely works with small businesses and contractors to find opportunities to participate in town contracts. In addition, the Office collaborates with town departments to maintain compliance with supplier diversity standards. 

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For Minority-Owned Businesses
For Women-Owned Businesses

Town of Brookline Economic Development and Long Term Planning

Brookline Economic Development and Long Term Planning Division is Responsible for commercial development, local business growth and support, signage review, long-term planning and policy initiatives. ED staff work with small businesses to provide a wide variety of support, from lending assistance to training and technical assistance. ED staff can help you navigate various regulatory processes and make sure that you are connected with the right folks in Town government. 

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Brookline Small Business Data Tool

Learn about Brookline's economy and demographics through the Small Business Data Tool's interactive dashboards, maps, and "how-to" business guides.

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Guide to Opening a Food Establishment in the Town of Brookline

This guide to opening a Food Establishment in the Town of Brookline overviews common application procedures and frequently asked questions. 

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For Food Establishments