Economic Development

Economic development takes many shapes and forms, and Dorchester Bay is active in a number of important disciplines and initiatives focused upon job creation, wealth creation and economic growth.

We help both aspiring entrepreneurs and established businesses with the following:

  • Access to Capital

    We are a micro-lender authorized by both the United States Small Business Administration and the U.S. Treasury Department, through our status as a Community Development Finance Institution, to provide loans to area businesses. Some of our loans have been in small amounts of $5,000, while others have exceeded $100,000.

    Click here for more information on our micro lending program.


  • Technical Assistance

    We can assist aspiring entrepreneurs with their business plans, refer clients to outside experts, locate resources to help entrepreneurs get specialized information, help individuals make useful connections, and generally give early stage businesses and individuals the tools and resources they achieve their business objectives.


  • Business Growth and Expansion

    Businesses often need more space or a different kind of space in order to accommodate their current needs and future plans. Through our contacts in the area and throughout the community, we can help businesses locate the right building or shared premises.


Contact us for more information or to set up a time to speak with our Economic Development team.