Business & Community Development

Vaske Gjino, Assistant Chief Development Officer


The City of Worcester stands ready to assist in all elements of the business and community development process, including identifying sites, securing the required local and state permitting and providing support through various business assistance tools.

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Programs & Initiatives

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Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund
The Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (BCRLF) is an innovative program offering a number of options to developers, eligible property owners and other community stakeholders interested in the cleanup and reuse of abandoned brownfield properties.
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Diverse Business Directory
This directory helps you discover businesses in Worcester that are owned by a broad spectrum of people, such as those with disabilities, veteran status, women, LGBTQIAs, minorities or New Americans.
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Food Trucks
The City of Worcester is a food truck friendly city! The Office of Economic Development offer the tools, guidance, and assistance necessary for entrepreneurs looking to start and grow a food truck business. Contact us today!
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Small Business Grant Program
The City of Worcester assists in the creation of new small businesses or the physical expansion of existing small businesses in targeted commercial corridors by providing forgivable loans to qualified applicants.

Start a Business in Worcester

Learn about the services the City can provide to help start a business in Worcester.

Contact Information

Economic Development
City Hall 4th Floor
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

Phone: 508-799-1400
Fax: 508-799-1406
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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

City of Worcester
Worcester 311
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 311
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