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Destination Dining. Niche Manufacturing. Specialty Retail. Science & Technology. Fall River offers opportunities for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large organizations. Your Business Can Make it in Fall River!

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Downtown Fall River is on the rise! 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!

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NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: TDI Equity Investment Program

NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: TDI Equity Investment Program

If you own a business in or around the Downtown area, you will want to ...
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Register for Fall River Restaurant Week 2023 | March 24th – April 2nd!

Register for Fall River Restaurant Week 2023 | March 24th – April 2nd!

Attention all Fall River restaurants: Be a part of this year's Fall River Restaurant Week! ...
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Pink Bean owners have branched out into a tasty new business. Here’s what’s next.

Pink Bean owners have branched out into a tasty new business. Here’s what’s next.

by Ashley Schuler - The Herald News SOMERSET — The owners of a favorite local ...
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VIVA 2022! Year In Review

VIVA 2022! Year In Review

It's that time of year again! Take a look back with us as we look ...
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Viva Fall River Pop Up Shop hosting a Winter Accessories Drive all November

Viva Fall River Pop Up Shop hosting a Winter Accessories Drive all November

by Nancy Hall Published: November 5, 2022 Have winter wear you can donate? Fall River ...
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Food offerings at The Path restaurant

Caribbean restaurant slated to open its doors in Fall River next month

Ashley Schuler The Herald News The road to opening The Path — the city's newest Caribbean ...
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Blount Fine Foods has big plans for Fall River. Here’s what we know.

Blount Fine Foods has big plans for Fall River. Here’s what we know.

When Blount Fine Foods first expanded to the Fall River Industrial Park from its original Warren, R.I., ...
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Looking for more outdoor dining options in Fall River? New guidelines, grants should help

Looking for more outdoor dining options in Fall River? New guidelines, grants should help

Read about how Fall River's restaurants will soon be offering more outdoor seating options ...
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Outdoor Dining Grant Offers Funding for Fall River Restaurants; New City Guidelines and Permit Process Released

Outdoor Dining Grant Offers Funding for Fall River Restaurants; New City Guidelines and Permit Process Released

Up to $2,000 available for eligble businesses. Look into Fall River's new outdoor dining grant ...
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Business Resource Links

Doing Business in Fall River
Join the growing fleet of successful businesses by bringing your ambitions and aspirations into Fall River’s city limits.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Entrepreneurs Forever (eforever)
eforever is dedicated to serving under-resourced entrepreneurs in evolving communities so that they can build thriving businesses and neighborhoods.

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.

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.

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development | Mass.gov
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.

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.

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.

 

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