Business & Economic Development
To advocate sound growth policy, and to stimulate sustainable economic opportunities that will enhance the quality of life within the Mashpee community.
The EDIC meets, as needed, at 6:00pm at Mashpee Town Hall.
Incentives & Grants
The Collaborative Workspace Program provides funding to support the development of collaborative workspaces and accelerate the pace of new business formation, job creation, and entrepreneurial activity.
This program is part of the Community One Stop for Growth, a single application portal and collaborative review process of community development grant programs that makes targeted investments based on a Development Continuum.
We work hard to ensure we are providing tools and solutions to our customers to enable them to achieve their financial goals.
Applications for businesses in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts are closed for Cohort Seven (Spring 2023) and will reopen for Cohort Nine (Spring 2024) in November 2023.
MGCC drives inclusive economic growth through access to alternative funding, resources, and individualized services to identify and structure solutions tailored to each small business in Massachusetts.
At Rockland Trust, relationships are important to us. Now, more than ever, we understand the impact that small businesses have across our entire community, and are committed to helping them succeed. The 2023 winner has already been announced. Stay tuned for the 2024 application.
The Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) is a highly-competitive program that encourages small business to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs. SBIR targets the entrepreneurial sector because that is where most innovation and innovators thrive. However, the risk and expense of conducting serious R&D efforts are often beyond the means of many small businesses. By reserving a specific percentage of federal R&D funds for small business, SBIR protects the small business and enables it to compete on the same level as larger businesses. SBIR funds the critical startup and development stages and it encourages the commercialization of the technology, product, or service, which, in turn, stimulates the U.S. economy.
Verizon is fulfilling the promise of the digital future with access to tech, tools and free skills training.
Our mission: move your business forward. 40+ customized online courses with advice for your business. 200+ live and virtual events with handpicked mentors and peers. $1M+ in grant funding distributed annually to business like yours.
Shop Local is, by definition, local consumers (like yourself!) actively choosing to make purchases at local retailers or with local service providers to keep your hard-earned dollars in your direct community. Choosing to spend your money locally allows that money to be cycled within your local economy, giving it a boost. Shopping local also ensures that your tax money also stays local which can then be used to ongoing community improvements.
Soliciting local businesses not only stimulates the local economy and helps create and maintain jobs, it also forms a sense of community through the relationships built and goodwill that is fostered. The Mashpee Chamber of Commerce supports the continuing mission to promote #ShopLocal in all of our community engagements.
Read what Shop Local means to Mashpee Chamber member Love Live Local.
Shop Local, Shop Mashpee 2023 Campaign
The Mashpee Chamber of Commerce aims to assist Mashpee and the surrounding area retailers’ bottom line during its inaugural Shop Local 2023 campaign. Through strategic meetings with the retail community, Love Live Local, and various non-profits, we determined that a rollout of events from Thanksgiving through the December holiday shopping season, as well as promotion of purchases at participating retailers will boost both awareness of shopping locally and overall sales for our local retail stores.
The goal of Shop Local, Shop Mashpee is to bring awareness to local stores, the importance of shopping locally through detailed data from and in collaboration with Love Live Local, and attract shoppers to Mashpee and its surrounding areas to do their holiday shopping. Love Live Local’s research shows that locally owned retail stores reinvest 4 times the amount of money as their corporate competitors, and when people shop online, there is virtually no benefit to the local community. Highlighting this is so important to the long term sustainability of our local retailers. Check out the images below to learn more about how the program will work!
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