Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season!  We wish you the best in the New Year. It will be an eventful one for SEED. After 36 years, Maria Gooch-Smith will be retiring at the end of April. Maria and her team have been instrumental in making SEED the region’s go-to economic… Continue Reading

Small Business Spotlight

Leaf Boutique ∙ 154 Copeland Street, Mansfield, MA $60,000: Commercial Real Estate Purchase  ∙  Job Creation: 3 SEED Lender: Lisa Holmes  ∙  Bank Partner: Mary Johnson, Mansfield Bank “Mansfield is where my family and I live, and where my kids go to school. Buying this building and moving the boutique here is an investment in my community.” – Leaf… Continue Reading

SEED Names Leonard Sullivan “Regional Business Advocate of the Year”

The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation has selected Leonard Sullivan, First Executive Vice President of Bristol County Savings Bank, as the “Regional Business Advocate of the Year”. The award will be presented at SEED’s 36th Annual Meeting at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, November 28 at White’s of Westport in Westport, Ma. “It is our… Continue Reading

SEED Retirement Announcement

SEED’S Executive Director, Maria Gooch-Smith, will be retiring at the end of April, 2019. Maria was involved in establishing SEED in 1982 and has served as executive director for the last 36 years.   Maria and her capable team of 10 have made SEED the go to economic development company assisting small businesses in the… Continue Reading

SEED Selects Building Envelope Systems of Plainville, MA “Small Business of the Year” for 2018

The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation has selected Building Envelope Systems of Plainville, Ma. as “Small Business of the Year” for 2018. “SEED is very pleased to present the small business of the year award to this deserving small business. Building Envelope Systems is an excellent example of entrepreneurship and sound management,” stated Maria… Continue Reading

SEED Will Hold FREE Small Business Workshops in Providence

The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation and workshop sponsor Rockland Trust Community Development Corporation will hold two basic business workshops in Providence aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs. The free workshops are being held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration, RI District (RI SBA), Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (RISBDC),… Continue Reading

Ecologic Insulation of Tiverton, RI Receives Business Loan

In 2007, Thomas Kelly and John Peters started Ecologic Insulation, Inc., providing insulation services for both residential and commercial customers. After 11 years, the business has outgrown its current building and will move into an 8,980 square foot building and create three new jobs The expansion was possible with the help of a $256,000 SBA… Continue Reading

SEED Membership Renewal

In 2018, SEED received $1.4 million in new funds to continue meeting the demand for small business gap loans up to $250,000. SEED also received $78,500 in contributions from the region’s banks for a loan loss cash reserve to continue making micro loans up to $50,000. The bank contributions enabled SEED to borrow another $500,000… Continue Reading

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