The Springfield Business Improvement District (SBID) aims to be a resource for business owners, both those contemplating opening a business in Downtown Springfield and those who currently reside in our amazing urban center. These are just a few of the services and a snapshot of the information we have available – we want to help you open a business in Springfield MA! If you do not see an answer to your question please feel free to contact us here.
You are not alone when you start or operate a business, of any size, in the City of Springfield. Through the City of Springfield there are many resources, to find out more click here or for specific options see below.
City of Springfield Resources:
- Springfield Historic Preservation Trust Fund
- Small business loans from The City of Springfield
- A small business storefront grant program from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program
Funding Sources include:
- Accion USA
- Capital Investors
- Longmeadow Capital Partners
- The River Valley Investors (RVI)
- Meadowbrook Lane Capital
STOREFRONT IMPROVEMENT GRANTS
- Office of Planning & Economic Development for City of Springfield
- Economic Development Council (EDC) of Western MA
- The State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA)
- The Small Business Administration (SBA)
- The Workforce Training Fund (WTFP)
- The Massachusetts Community Development Finance Corporation
- Employment Incentive Pilot Program: Serving individuals with Disabilities
The Springfield Regional Chamber is the voice of business for our members. We work together to create a shared vision for our region, strengthen and improve our economy, develop the region’s workforce and provide legislative advocacy. For more than a century, the Chamber has promoted, supported and enhance the economic health of the region.
Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau will collaboratively lead promotion and development for Western Massachusetts as a compelling visitor destination to drive economic vitality and enhance quality of life in our communities.
The GSCVB is a 501c(6) non-profit membership-based destination marketing organization focused on growing tourism in Western Mass. The Bureau is governed by a Board of Directors representing the membership. The GSCVB promotes Western Mass as the epicenter of discovery – from the vibrant nightlife and culture of its urban cultural centers to the pure majesty of the region’s lush outdoors. Western Mass has inspired innovation, adventure, creativity and pioneer spirit for centuries.
Administrative Offices: GSCVB 1441 Main Street Springfield, MA 01103
413-314-2675 fax 413-781-4607 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking should not be a deterrent to doing business in Downtown, as there are many options available.
Meter parking – Parking meters are operated in the parking meter zones established every day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise specified by the City Council and indicated on such meters.
The BID gets asked many questions such as permitting, park use, pothole repair, and more. For some answers to frequently asked questions click here.