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Economic Development

Partners in Progress
Brockton's Collective Drive for Growth

The city of Brockton's Economic Development Department values the long-standing connections we've forged with our partners. Their dedication and support are instrumental in navigating the intricate pathways of our community's sustainable growth. Below, learn more about the organizations and entities that stand beside us, together weaving Brockton's evolving economic story.

Brocton Redevelopment Authority

The Brockton Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is a quasi-public agency contracted by the City of Brockton that is tasked with community development and economic revitalization, specifically for the benefit of low- and moderate-income households and areas of the city.

The Brockton Redevelopment Authority [BRA] serves as a vital partner to the Brockton Planning Department, focusing on urban renewal efforts, as well as managing grants and financing offered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]. They collaborate with developers on site acquisition and other assistance mechanisms crucial for moving projects forward. Additionally, the BRA facilitates affordable housing initiatives, serving as the local match provider for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit [LIHTC] developments. With tools like eminent domain, used judiciously to remove obstacles hindering progress on projects, the BRA plays a pivotal role in fostering economic growth and revitalizing the city's landscape.

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Business Info:

(508) 586-3887

(508) 905-5518

50 School Street
2nd Floor
Brockton, MA 02301

Point of Contact:

Nathalie Jean,
Executive Director

MassHire Greater Brockton Career Center

MassHire Career Centers serve as a vital link between workers and employers to bring about economic opportunity.

The MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board partners with the Brockton Planning Department to address regional workforce needs. They assist businesses by offering training resources and helping them access state tax credits for workforce development. By aligning training programs with industry standards, they ensure that businesses can maintain a skilled workforce. Additionally, they connect job seekers with employment opportunities, providing a pool of trained individuals ready to enter the workforce and contribute to the local economy.

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Business Info:

(508) 584-3234

34 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Point of Contact:

Jason Hunter

METRO SOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce supports and promotes the local business community through leadership in public advocacy, education, networking, information, and community development.

The Chamber serves hundreds of businesses of all sizes from virtually all industries in the communities of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Holbrook, Norwell, Randolph, Rockland, Sharon, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.

Chartered in 1913, the Metro South Chamber of Commerce has evolved into the region's oldest and leading economic development and business advocacy organization. The Metro South Chamber was one of the charter members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is one of only ten Chambers of Commerce in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that is accredited by the U.S. Chamber.

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Business Info:

(508) 589-0500

60 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Point of Contact:

Chris Cooney,
President & Chief
Executive Officer

OLD COLONY PLANNING COUNCIL

The Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) is a governmental entity that was established under state statute in 1967 as a regional comprehensive planning agency to "assist cities and towns in planning for present and future needs, utilizing local knowledge, technical expertise, and regional collaboration for all. 

OCPC was established in part to address local challenges that cross city and town boundaries, like air and water pollution, transportation deficiencies, and economic distress. OCPC gathers data, conducts research and analyses, and develops regional plans to help improve the social, economic, and environmental conditions of the region. Additionally, they advise on development and redevelopment initiatives, and provide comprehensive planning assistance to municipalities, especially when two or more municipalities have common problems.

The OCPC region is a U.S. Economic Development Administration-designated Economic Development District. As such, OCPC leads a locally based, regionally driven economic development planning process. We actively engage and collaborate with the public, private, and non-profit sectors to establish and implement an economic development roadmap for the region.

Old Colony Planning Council is one of 13 regional planning agencies in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The plans and recommendations of the Old Colony Planning Council are advisory only and non-binding upon the 17 member communities that form the planning district.

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Business Info:

(508) 583-1833

70 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Point of Contact:

Mary Waldron,
President

MassDevelopment

MassDevelopment, the Commonwealth's dynamic development finance agency and land bank, is dedicated to three core missions: igniting business growth, boosting the economy, and fostering thriving communities throughout Massachusetts. Partnering with businesses, nonprofits, banks, and local communities, their expert team offers a wide array of programs and services, including loans, tax-exempt bonds, grants, real estate technical assistance, and much more.

Established in 1998 through the merger of the Massachusetts Government Land Bank and the Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency, MassDevelopment further expanded in 2010 by integrating the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority. This merger enhanced their capabilities in providing tax-exempt bond financing for capital projects.

In FY2023, MassDevelopment managed or financed 545 projects, channeling over $2 billion into the Massachusetts economy. These initiatives are projected to create or support 10,522 jobs and result in the construction or preservation of 1,583 housing units.

They encourage businesses and organizations to connect with their team to discover how their programs and services can help organizations flourish in Massachusetts.

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Business Info:

 (617) 330-2000

99 High Street Boston,
MA 02110

Point of Contact:

Dan O'Connell,
Executive Director

Downtown Brockton Business Association

The Downtown Brockton Association serves as an umbrella for businesses, professionals, non-profits, organizations, government agencies, friends, and supporters.

Working in a collaborative effort to share information and resources to ensure the continuation of the economic growth, development, and quality of life for all in the downtown and wider Brockton area. Their goal is to keep these groups and organizations updated with business, organizational, and government improvements that affect residents and businesses within the downtown area and the greater area. With a scheduled monthly forum, it puts all interested parties at the table for public conversation.

 

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Business Info:

(774) 539-8226

70 School St, Brockton,
MA 02301

Point of Contact:

Mary Waldron, 
President

Campello Business Association

Established in 1954, the Campello Business Association ("Association") is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help businesses grow and prosper in the Campello area of Brockton MA.

As one of the oldest business organizations in Brockton, we have a united voice and are recognized by the city as the only organization representing the interests of businesses in the Campello and South Side areas of Brockton.

Over the past year, the Campello Business Association has worked closely with the Brockton Police Dept through the Business Watch program, reporting suspicious activities in the area, as well as using the City's Task Force (through the Mayor's Office) to address abandoned buildings, junk cars and any other detractions to the area. They have formed a close relationship with the City Planners Office to have trees planted along S. Main St and other Campello areas as part of our attempt to help beautify the area, and their members have cleaned up the areas along South Main Street including planting flowers and trees and adding public trash receptacles to keep Campello areas clean and inviting.

 

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Business Info:

(508) 583-9415

PO Box 3001
Brockton, MA 02304

Point of Contact:

Jonathan Jamoulis,
Intermin President

Montello Business Association

The Montello Business Association ("Association"), established in 2002, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help businesses grow and prosper in the Montello area of Brockton MA. 

The Association exists to cultivate strong working relationships with local businesses, community leaders, and city officials. Membership dues are tax-deductible and support the Association's administrative and outreach efforts to resolve business concerns and help the community.

The Association's Board and members work tirelessly with city officials to improve the safety, viability, and profitability of Montello area businesses. They maintain close communications with the Brockton Police Department to help keep our community safe. They strategize with the mayor's City Task Force to resolve issues important to area businesses, such as Illegal parking, abandoned buildings, trash in the streets, and much more. Through member contributions and volunteers, the Association supports programs for children, families, and homeless veterans. We organize Toys for Tots drives, clothing drives for Main Spring families, drug addiction awareness programs, and much more.

 

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Business Info:

(508) 269-5088

829 N Main St
Brockton, MA 02301
Point of Contact:

Scott Dwyer,
President

Resources for Businesses

Your Path to Success

In Brockton, we champion both established businesses and emerging ventures. The Department of Planning and Economic Development is your ally. From pinpointing grants to navigating applications, we help turn your business vision into a Brockton reality. Explore our resources and begin your success journey today.

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