Government Resources

The Center partners with other agencies in state government to strengthen Massachusetts’ innovation economy:

Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED)
http://www.mass.gov/hed/
The mission of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) is to create homes and jobs in the Commonwealth. EOHED seeks to accomplish this goal by aligning the state’s housing and economic development agencies to better coordinate policies and programs that ensures Massachusetts will maintains its global competitive edge.

One-stop Business Portal: http://www.mass.gov/portal/business/

Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD)
http://www.mass.gov/hed/economic/eohed/bd/
The mission of the Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) is to strengthen the economy and increase job growth throughout Massachusetts by providing to businesses that are seeking to expand or locate in the Commonwealth a highly responsive, central point of contact that facilitates access to resources, expertise, and incentive programs.

Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI)
http://www.mass.gov/hed/economic/eohed/moiti/index.html
The Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) is the Commonwealth’s primary international business development agency charged with promoting trade and investment with global partners in Massachusetts and around the world. The office is dedicated to building successful international collaborations and partnerships essential to bringing new economic opportunities and investments to the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA)
http://www.mass.gov/eea/ota
The Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) staff of engineers, chemists and environmental experts provides Massachusetts businesses with free non-regulatory and confidential assistance with toxic use reduction, energy and water conservation, and compliance with relevant regulations.  OTA provides onsite, phone and/or email technical support to help businesses save money while improving public and employee health through reducing toxics and conserving resources.  OTA’s Right from the Start Program supports life sciences, pharmaceutical, medical device and other emerging, high-growth industries by providing pre-permitting assistance, as well as expertise in setting up environmentally sound manufacturing operations while projects are still in the planning stage.

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Massachusetts Permit Regulatory Office (MPRO)
http://www.mass.gov/hed/economic/eohed/pro/
The Massachusetts Permit Regulatory Office (MPRO) was established in 2006 to work with new and existing businesses by assisting with permitting, licensing, and regulatory processes.

MassDevelopment
http://www.massdevelopment.com/
MassDevelopment works with businesses, nonprofits, and local, state, and federal officials and agencies to strengthen the Massachusetts economy. Through these collaborations MassDevelopment help create jobs, increase the number of housing units, eliminate blight, and address factors limiting economic growth including transportation, energy, and infrastructure deficiencies. Offering a wide range of finance programs and real estate development services, MassDevelopment supports economic growth, development, and investment across all sectors of the Massachusetts economy: public and private; commercial, industrial, and residential; and nonprofit, including healthcare, educational, cultural, and human service providers.

MassEcon
http://massecon.com/about/overview/
MassEcon is the state’s private sector partner in promoting Massachusetts as the premier choice for business growth. Deploying on-the-ground services since its founding in 1993, MassEcon works to ensure that business stays, grows, and thrives in the Commonwealth. Working with public sector partners, MassEcon brings a private sector voice to marketing Massachusetts as a place to do business. Its leaders served on the Governor’s Economic Development Council, and its Ambassadors – a network of business executives throughout the state – serve as peer resources for companies considering Massachusetts as an expansion location.

Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation
http://www.massgcc.com/about
The Mission of the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation is to create and preserve jobs at small businesses, women and minority owned businesses, and to promote economic development in underserved, gateway municipalities and low and moderate income communities.

Massachusetts Export Center
http://www.mass.gov/export/
The Resource Center features a variety of educational tools, including on-demand training modules, videos guides, workbooks and templates with the goal of helping your business grow and take advantage of international opportunities through exporting.

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (CEC)
http://www.masscec.com/about
A “sister” agency to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is dedicated to accelerating the success of clean energy technologies, companies and projects in the Commonwealth—while creating high-quality jobs and long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC)
http://www.masstech.org/meet-masstech
A “sister” agency to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) is an innovative public economic development agency working to support a vibrant, growing economy across Massachusetts. MTC seeks to foster the growth of dynamic, innovative businesses and industry clusters in the Commonwealth, accelerate the creation and expansion of firms in technology-growth sectors, and enhance technology use and adoption, helping ensure statewide connectivity and promoting competitiveness. MTC harnesses the value of research by supporting and funding research initiatives, and encouraging greater collaboration with industry to help bring ideas to market.

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