Economic Development


The Build Back Better Regional Challenge is designed to assist communities nationwide in their efforts to build back better by accelerating the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks.

EDA invites eligible applicants to form regional coalitions to apply for funding to implement a collection of three to eight distinct but related projects in their region, in coordination with industry and community partners, and aligned around a holistic vision to build and scale a strategic industry cluster. Applicants should identify one key coordinating lead institution per regional cluster to lead the concept and projects into the implementation phase, while fostering collaboration and coordinating resources to ensure these investments have the greatest economic impact on our communities, regions, and the nation.

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Town of Bedford

Bedford Business Update – August 20th, 2021

Read in full detail the town of Bedford’s business updates here.

The updates include the following topics:

Temporary Outdoor Dining Program Extended to April 2022

New Businesses in Town

Bedford Cultural District Tour

B2 LIFE Job Training Program Expansion for Residents and Employees

Three Commercial Districts – One Bike Trail

Middlesex Turnpike Improvements Project

MBTA 351 Bus Service Returning

Business Development Strategies

Business Development Strategies Assists Catania Olis as they Expand in Massachusetts

Business Development Strategies Assists to Secure Tax Incentives for Leading Edible Oils Manufacturer.

When Catania Oils needed to expand its manufacturing footprint, create more jobs, invest an estimated $14 million, and offset anticipated project costs, they turned to one of the state’s leading government tax incentives consulting firms: Business Development Strategies, Inc. (BDS) led by Lynn Tokarczyk. Read the full write-up here.