Cambridge Retail Advisors and Boston Main Streets Foundation team up to support small business grant programs

Cambridge Retail Advisors logoCambridge Retail Advisors – Economic Development (CRA-ED) and Boston Main Streets Foundation (BMSF) are proud to support the MGCC (Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation) grant assistance program. This FREE initiative provides an opportunity for economic recovery and growth for Boston small businesses in underserved communities (minority-owned, women-owned, LGBTQ-owned, Cooperatives, or owned by low-moderate-income individuals, U.S. Military Veterans, non-native English speakers, or disabled individuals).

CRA-ED’s focus is selecting small business candidates and helping each through the Biz-M-Power and Empower Digital grant application process:

  • Empower Digital grants are focused on diagnosing digital challenges, developing strategies for digital capabilities, and hiring/finding qualified professionals.
  • Biz-M-Power grants use Patronicity crowd fundraising to advance projects that support economic success and transformation for their business.

If you have questions about the MGCC grant program or know a small business in Boston that could use support, please reach them through the contact information below:

Joe Lawlor
207-949-2343 (mobile)

About Boston Main Streets Foundation

The Boston Main Streets Foundation (BMSF) is a public-private initiative established by the City of Boston in 2007 and has been the driving force behind the revitalization of the City’s neighborhood commercial districts. BMSF is committed to making Boston’s neighborhood commercial districts thriving, vibrant centers of commerce and community. The Foundation seeks to develop long-term strategies to increase the economic power and resources of neighborhood commercial districts while pursuing an initiative that builds knowledge and capacity for Main Streets programs and the businesses they serve.

About CRA-Economic Development

Cambridge Retail Advisors – Economic Development (CRA-ED) are technical assistance providers, program managers, and small business technology experts. Their mission is to empower communities through transformative technology and innovative programming. CRA-ED is a proven partner to municipal, charitable, and economic development organizations, and a proud agent of change working toward the sustainability of vital small businesses and cities.