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Make It In Fall River

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Fall River offers opportunities for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large organizations.
Your Business Can Make it in Fall River!

Discover Downtown Fall River

Learn more about the revitalization efforts taking place- from street-level
improvements and small business support to community programming and development,
Viva Downtown is making things happen!

Business Blog

Celebrating Local Entrepreneurship and Success Stories!  We believe that when local businesses thrive, the entire community flourishes. We are committed to highlighting the achievements of our entrepreneurial community and inspiring the next generation of business leaders.

Resources for Small Businesses

Resources for Small Businesses

Learn more about FREE services and funding opportunities for your business that you can take advantage of NOW! ...
Cafe owner helping downtown Fall River blossom. New restaurants and stores are coming.

Cafe owner helping downtown Fall River blossom. New restaurants and stores are coming.

What's new on Purchase Street? A lot of new businesses! Read to learn more ...
Making it here: Celebrate Manufacturing Month with these 11 products created in Fall River

Making it here: Celebrate Manufacturing Month with these 11 products created in Fall River

Fall River’s unofficial slogan is “Make it Here,” and we certainly do. Here are 11 products you can find manufactured right here within city limits ...

Business Resource Links

Current Small Business Assistance

Starting a business, or looking to grow your exisiting one? Learn about organizations that can assist with funding, training, education, and more!   [CLICK HERE]

The City of Fall River

Join the growing fleet of successful businesses by bringing your ambitions and aspirations into Fall River’s city limits.  Learn More.    [CLICK HERE]

One SouthCoast Chamber

One SouthCoast Chamber is dedicated to serving, promoting and advocating for businesses to improve quality of life and prosperity in the SouthCoast.  [CLICK HERE]

EforAll Southcoast

Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is accelerating economic and social impact in communities nationwide through inclusive entrepreneurship. EforAll believes that everyone should have the opportunity to turn their dream of starting a business into a reality.  [CLICK HERE]

Bristol County Economic Development Consultants

BCEDC helps businesses evaluate the many advantages of locating in Fall River and the surrounding towns, offering aggressive incentive programs including low interest financing, tax exemptions, employee recruitment and training services, and site selection assistance.  [CLICK HERE]

MassHire BizWorks

The mission of MassHire BizWorks is to provide services throughout the business cycle. Businesses can improve their performance and have most of their business needs met by working with us.

MassHire BizWorks simplifies and coordinates efforts among state agencies and federal resources for businesses. Businesses can have a single point of contact to take advantage of these resources. It eases the burden of contacting multiple government agencies. 

To access the comprehensive Resource Guide for Businesses [CLICK HERE]

Entrepreneurs Forever (eforever)

eforever is dedicated to serving under-resourced entrepreneurs in evolving communities so that they can build thriving businesses and neighborhoods.  [CLICK HERE]

Fall River Industrial Park Association

FRIPA is a volunteer organization that serves to make and maintain a pro-business climate in the Fall River Industrial and Commerce Parks to the benefit of its members. It also serves to be a responsible member of the greater Fall River community. [CLICK HERE]

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

MSBDC provides free, confidential, one-to-one business assistance and free or low-cost educational training programs to prospective and existing small businesses throughout the Commonwealth. The MSBDC fosters the start, growth and sustainability of small business by providing high-quality, in-depth advising, training and capital access.  [CLICK HERE]

South Eastern Economic Development Corporation (SEED)

SEED is a regional nonprofit economic development corporation with the mission of empowering entrepreneurs, strengthening local economies, and creating jobs by financing all types of small businesses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. With loan programs ranging from $1,000 micro loans to $5.5 million SBA 504 loans and a long history of assisting small business owners, SEED is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to start-up, grow, or streamline their business.  [CLICK HERE]

SE Massachusetts | SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)

In times like this, whether you need to speak to someone about keeping your small business going or getting it growing again, SCORE can help even if we don’t meet you face to face. Due to Coronavirus health concerns, SCORE is only scheduling Phone, Email or Zoom Video Conferencing mentoring sessions until further notice. All workshops are being replaced by on-line Zoom webinars. So, whether you’re starting a new business, or running an existing one, SCORE can still help, and it’s free! Request a meeting online today.  [CLICK HERE]

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development |

EOLWD manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools and training needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy.  [CLICK HERE]

Southeastern Regional Planning & Economic Development District (SRPEDD)

SRPEDD is a regional planning agency serving 27 cities and towns in Southeastern Massachusetts. Governed by a Commission of local officials and citizens, we plan for the region’s land use, transportation, economy and environment while assisting member cities and towns to operate more efficiently. We seek to be a regional resource – a servant of local public servants and community groups, connecting the dots between local municipal needs and the funding, community outreach, and proactive planning resources that can address them.  [CLICK HERE]

Groundwork Co-working

Groundwork Co-working’s newest location in Fall River occupies 5,000 square feet of a former textile school just up the hill from Battleship Cove. This space exudes a speakeasy vibe with exposed brick and lots of cozy corners for conversation or focus work. Fall River is home to 10 private offices, two meeting rooms, 1,500 sq ft of flex space, and a growing community of professionals..  [CLICK HERE]

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