MOBD, Metro Boston
c/o Dept. of Economic Development
1 Ashburton Place, Rm 2101
Boston , MA 02108
Contact: Mr. Joe Donovan
Agency Summary: MOBD is the state's lead agency for business assistance and development. It provides a one stop shop for businesses planning to expand or locate in Massachusetts. MOBD acts as a liaison to other state and private resources. MOBD can provide information
Services Provided To: Start-ups, expansions located, or considering locating, in Massachusetts.
Requirements: Business plan, existing technology, Massachusetts business.
Assistance: Information and referrals; identification and assistance in obtaining funds for expansion, technical innovation, new manufacturing lines, and endeavors with public benefits; technology validation; manufacturing process assessment; business plan review; lo
Fee: No fee.
Length of Service: Varies a lot-- often work with a client to develop a project before offering further resources
Success Measured: Jobs created, client's business made more competitive, number of clients served.
Other Resources: State environmental and economic development agencies; state university researchers, venture capitalists, Massachusetts Manufacturing Partnership.
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