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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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Viva South Main

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 South Main is making things happen!

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Get into the holiday spirit early at Fall River’s ‘Thanksmas’ on Nov. 13

FALL RIVER — Who says you need to wait until December, or Thanksgiving even, to get ...
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Funding Opportunities & Support for Small Businesses / Entrepreneurs

The list below is not meant to be a comprehensive gathering of ALL funding sources ...
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Fall River is Getting it’s Own Open Air Market

Fall River is getting its own Open Air Market and Stephanie Enloe is the organizer ...
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Feast on the Fall River Chow Mein and the Salem Chop Suey Sandwich

We are eating local and dining on popular dishes only found in their hometowns like ...
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Taste Fall River Engaging the Community in Support of Local Restaurants

Here’s an opportunity for you to sample the flavors of restaurants downtown while also building ...
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Last man standing

Last man standing: Fall River Industrial Sewing Machine Technician as Busy as Ever

FALL RIVER — There aren’t many mortals who still do what John Tallmadge has been ...
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Sample the Local Flavor – Taste Fall River Returns to Promote Areas Eateries

FALL RIVER - People who’ve put off returning to restaurants will have some extra motivation ...
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Rockin and rollin

“Rocking & Rolling” Fall River Arts, Culture Plan Will Boost Local Economy

FALL RIVER — “Artists eat.” Who knew? That bold statement was made by Mike O’Sullivan, ...
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It’s in the Bag – Fall River leather manufacturer adding a new women’s brand

FALL RIVER — The fifth floor of Tower Mill on Quarry Street is populated by ...
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Signs of Life – Viva Fall River Working to Revitalize South Main St.

FALL RIVER — Anyone who’s driven down South Main Street recently has likely seen the ...
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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 |
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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