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Business & Economic Development

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Mashpee Economic Development & Industrial Corporation


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.

Start Your Business in Mashpee

Learn about the town, the process, and how the Mashpee Chamber can help you achieve your goals.

T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined program assists small business owners in growing their business, creating jobs, and strengthening their communities. This innovative program is an intense 6-month course that includes in-person, self-paced, instruction, mentoring, and class room time. Providing small businesses the opportunity to work with experienced professionals at no financial cost.

Target your business for expansion
T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined training is specifically designed to accelerate growth and support the expansion of your business. The program provides participants with the opportunity to work with a network of experienced subject matter experts in core business topics and other micro-sessions customized for the small business’s unique needs. The reimagined format removes the one-size fits all model in exchange for engagement, problem-solving, and peer-to-peer interaction within the cohorts. Additionally, the new format promotes an eco-system of business connections among business peers, government leaders, and the financial community.

The Emerging Leaders Initiative is open to small business owners and executives that:
• Have been in business for at least 3 years.
• Have annual revenues of at least $250,000.
• Have at least one employee other than self.

Incentives & Grants


Collaborative Workspace Program

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.

Santander's Cultivate Small Business program

We work hard to ensure we are providing tools and solutions to our customers to enable them to achieve their financial goals.

Our Spring cohort supports businesses in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island with classes running from March through June. Applications are accepted from November through January.

Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation: Empowering Small Business

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.

Rockland Trust's Small Business, Big Dreams Annual Contest

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 application period is now closed for 2024.  

Small Business Innovation Research Program

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.

U.S. Small Business Administration

We support America's small businesses. The SBA connects entrepreneurs with lenders and funding to help them plan, start and grow their business. Find funding to start or grow your business, or to help you recover after a declared disaster.

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

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

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!