The Boston Local Development Corporation invites you to Shop Local for Small Business Saturday

This Saturday, November 24, will be celebrated across the nation as Small Business Saturday. On this day, holiday shoppers are encouraged to patronize their local Boston businesses.

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BLDC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States from September 15 through October 15. Over the course of the month, the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America are celebrated. This includes generations of Hispanic American residents of the City of Boston who, for many years, have positively influenced and enriched Boston’s economy and cultural landscape.

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Commonwealth Kitchen serves up opportunities

The Boston Business Journal gives greatly deserved recognition to Jen Faigel and the organization she co-founded, Commonwealth Kitchen—a nonprofit kitchen in Dorchester which incubates more than 50 community-based businesses.

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BLDC highlighted in CNBC article

CNBC features Boston as one of the seven best cities for start ups, noting the role of BLDC funding in the success of Gingko Bioworks.

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Goldman Sachs raises $37 million for BLDC startup Cogito Corp

The Boston Business Journal reports that Goldman Sachs has raised $37 million for Cogito Corporation. When this Boston software company was founded, it received $150,000 in initial funding from the BLDC. The company now employs 110 people.

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Gingko Bioworks on biosecurity

Ginkgo Bioworks, a company that received its first funding as a startup from the BLDC, is working to unlock the enormous power of biology: its ability to grow sustainably, to process information, and adapt to changing environments.

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Register now for the South End/Lower Roxbury Business & Financing Workshop

Come network with small businesses in the South End and learn about how to grow your business with SPARK by Capital One, as well as financing opportunities, grants, store improvements and technical assistance from the City of Boston's Main Street and ReStore program, the Boston Local Development Corporation, and other sources.

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BLDC funded salon holds grand opening in South Boston

The Boston Local Development Corporation (BLDC), East Boston Savings Bank and the Massachusetts Small Business Association (SBA) partnered to provide funding for a new start up salon, Love and Mercy, located in South Boston, which opened its doors at a grand opening on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The salon is located on the ground floor of the new Aloft Hotel on D Street.

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BLDC celebrates the financing of woman owned businesses

Over the past year, the Boston Local Development Corporation (BLDC), has closed over $800,000 in new loans. In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, the BLDC Board of Trustees and Staff are proud to note that all of the businesses that received financing are either owned or co-owned by Woman Entrepreneurs!

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