Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (DBEDC)

The Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (DBEDC) was founded in 1979 by local civic associations to address the problems of economic disinvestment, unemployment, crime, community tensions and the shortage of quality affordable housing undermining Boston’s Dorchester neighborhoods. Today, with both economic growth and income inequality on the rise, many of these problems still remain, even as we are faced with new challenges such as gentrification and displacement.

Dorchester Bay EDC acts to build a strong, thriving, and diverse community in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhoods. Working closely with neighborhoods, residents, businesses and partners, they access resources to:

  • Develop & preserve home ownership and rental housing across income levels
  • Create and sustain economic development opportunities for businesses and individuals
  • Build community through organizing, civic engagement, and leadership development