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Budget Summary FY2009

Department of Business Development
Data Current as of:  6/22/2009

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The mission of the Department of Business Development is to promote economic growth by assisting in-state, out-of-state and foreign businesses of all sizes in creating new jobs and expanding their presence in Massachusetts, to make it easier for minority and women businesses to succeed and increase the number of tourists visiting the Commonwealth. The Mass Office of Business Development assists companies who want to locate, expand, grow, or maintain a presence in Massachusetts. The Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance promotes the development of business enterprises and non-profit organizations owned or operated by minorities and women. The Office of Travel and Tourism promotes Massachusetts as a friendly, family-oriented leisure travel destination set in the midst of rich historical and cultural tradition. The Office of International Trade and Investment is to expand the Massachusetts economy by marketing the state's business internationally, through focused export promotion, attracting foreign companies to invest in Massachusetts and handling protocol as it relates to trade and investment. The Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship works with the Commonwealth's small businesses to connect them with the many service providers of technical assistance and financing to create successful enterprises and grow jobs.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 23A S. 1-61
Department of Economic Development