Small Business Development

Community Investment Associates has assisted clients to plan, fund, and implement programs for Small Business Development:

The City of Fall River, MA

needs jobs and diversification. Community Investments conducted financial analysis, identified resources, and composed successful applications for a $2 million incentive package to induce an expanding bank to build downtown.

The City of Lowell, MA

, an Enterprise Community, is growing high tech, low tech, and retail businesses. Community Investments planned and managed a small business loan fund, and planned a Business Assistance Center to coordinate technical assistance, permitting, and loan packaging for new/expanding businesses.

The City of Lynn, MA

has suffered severe loss of downtown retailers. To nurture retail uses, Community Investments assisted with the development of a retail incubator, including market surveys, space layout, lease negotiation, and a financial plan.

The City of Lynn, MA

, wished to nurture downtown business growth. Community Investments identified needs, and planned activities and the budget for a Business Assistance Center to provide technical assistance, training, and ombudsman services.

East Coast Petroleum, Quincy, MA

is a growing WBE in a competitive marketplace. Community Investments assisted the small business to identify a new site, plan directions for expansion, and assemble a financial plan.

The South Providence Development Corporation, Providence, RI

is developing small businesses by tapping local hospitals' purchasing. Community Investments analyzed hospital purchasing and local business capacity, researched similar efforts, and composed report identifying hospital related business opportunities, and recommending hospital purchasing policies and procedures, and business and community development strategy.

The Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance, Hartford, CT

is carrying out a $133 million neighborhood revitalization. Community Investments is assisting with small business development, including lending, commercial development, and local purchasing by hospitals participating in SINA.