The BLDC honors Black History Month 2021 with City Fresh Foods

Born out of a need for access to fresh foods in urban areas, City Fresh is the brainchild of Glynn Lloyd. What started out as a market outside Franklin Park in the 90s, has evolved into a state-of-the art 14,000 square foot facility that provides home-style nutritious meals. During the current crisis, their mission is now more critical than ever.

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Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen teams up with Flour Bakery for Stout and Pastry Tasting Kit Night

Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen, a current BLDC loan borrower, is teaming up with Flour Bakery to bring you a box of pastries to pair with their new stout, “Darkest Before Dawn”. Everyone will get a simple reheat and serve dinner, along with a box of four pastries from Flour to be able to pair with two growlers of stout. This special menu offering is an awesome example of both the owners’ creativity and the yummy food that they provide.

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BLDC-funded fitness studio Row House featured in Wall Street Journal

“We didn’t plan on being outdoors beyond Nov. 15, but people asked us to,” said Gyee O’Malley, co-owner of Boston’s Row House. She and her staff roll 15 ERG machines and a stereo system to a patio on Lovejoy Wharf for each session. Classes have happened with the temperature as low as 28 degrees.

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New Financing Opportunity Available for Energy-Efficiency Projects at Boston Non-Profits

Join the Boston Industrial Development Financing Authority (BIDFA) on Wednesday, December 9 at 2:00 PM for an information session.

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Boston Local Development Corporation to join BECMA’s 2020 Massachusetts Black Expo to promote small business loans available

The expo is will be held virtually from Friday, November 13 to Sunday, November 15 and is free.

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Financing Strategies – How to Access Funds for your Business webinar Tuesday, 10/20

Learn about various types of funding including traditional bank loans, micro-financing and community development fund loans.

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BLDC CARES grant featured on Boston’s BNN News segment

Bill Nickerson, General Manager of the Boston Local Development Corporation, talks about a new revolving loan fund to help businesses make adjustments to recover from the pandemic.

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BLDC receives $693,000 CARES grant to support loans for Boston small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the BLDC has received a $693,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to capitalize and administer a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to provide loans to coronavirus-impacted small businesses in Boston.

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Row House featured in Boston Magazine spotlight on outdoor fitness

The staff at Row House, a BLDC-funded business located at Lovejoy Wharf, have pulled their rowers out onto the patio so participants can enjoy an outdoor experience that is relatively similar to an in-studio class.

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BLDC Borrower makes $25 million commitment to battling COVID-19

Ginkgo Bioworks built their platform to enable partners across a wide range of applications to rapidly scale their R&D efforts, and they want to apply this technology today to the fight against the pandemic.

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