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To help businesses combat the effects of the current economic climate, the Towns of Foxboro, Medfield, and Walpole have created a microenterprise grant up to $10,000 for microbusinesses located in their communities

A microbusiness is a business with 5 or fewer employees, including the owner (not full-time equivalent.) Grant funds can be used for working capital to cover business costs, such as rent, staffing, and utilities, insurance, and cost of foods. Funds may also be used for purchasing personal protection equipment (PPE). This grant does not need to be repaid. 

The application deadline for the Preliminary Applications is October 7th at 4:30 pm. At that time, the involved consultants will review the applications to ensure all those applying meet the eligibility criteria. Business owners with specific questions about eligibility criteria can contact Paula Stuart by phone (617-388-1331) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application can be found here.

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Municipal Contacts:

Foxboro - Paige Duncan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 508-543-1250

Medfield - Sarah Raposa, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 508-906-3027

Walpole - Ashley Clark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 508-660-7352

SEED Receives $3 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Serve Small Businesses in Eastern Massachusetts 

[May 13, 2022]  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding SEED a $3 million grant to capitalize and administer a revolving loan fund. This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan. This grant will be used to provide gap financing to small, local businesses in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk counties as they recover, grow, and create new employment opportunities. This EDA grant will be matched with $750,000 in local funds and is expected to create 100 jobs, retain 150 jobs, and generate $7.5 million in private investment, according to grantee estimates.

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$75 million in New Grants Available for MA Small Businesses

[February 24, 2022]  Governor Baker announced yesterday that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $75,000,000 available to support small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds will be administered through two different grant programs, the New Applicant Grant Program and the Inclusive Grant Program, are being provided through the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation. 

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SEED Names Baldies Pizzeria of Lakeville 2021 Small Business of the Year

[December 23, 2021]  SEED Corporation has selected Baldies Pizzeria of Lakeville, MA as the 2021 recipient of the Small Business of the Year Award. This family-owned and operated restaurant was established in 1998 by owner Mike Mastrangelo and specializes in gourmet brick-oven pizzas, as well as subs, tacos, soups, salads, and a wide variety of other main dishes. They also offer an extensive menu of craft beers (40 to try!), wines, and hard seltzers. 

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SEED Names Chris Cooney of Metro South Chamber of Commerce the 2021 Regional Business Advocate of the Year

[December 21, 2021]  SEED Corporation has selected Chris Cooney of the Metro South Chamber of Commerce as the 2021 recipient of the "Gus Yankopoulos" Regional Business Advocate of the Year Award for his volunteer service to SEED over the last 21 years. Established in 1999 in memory of Gus Yankopoulos, the award is presented annually on a merit basis to an individual who has performed exceptional work on behalf of the region’s economy. For the last 22 years, SEED has presented the winner with a Lucky print by the late local artist Arthur Moniz.

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SEED Names Eve Elliott of Rockland Trust 2021 Banker of the Year

[December 15, 2021]  SEED Corporation has selected Eve Elliott, Vice President of the Business Banking Group at Rockland Trust, as the 2021 Banker of the Year. This award is presented annually to the lender who partners on the largest number of loan projects with SEED and exemplifies the spirit of small business services.

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Taunton, MA 02780

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