In November 2014, MBI completed an $800,000 grant program with the state's Community Development Corporations (CDC). Four CDCs across the Commonwealth provided technical assistance and resources to 77 small businesses and/or nonprofits within their respective regions. The four participating CDCs were:
The CDCs identified small businesses that lacked sufficient resources and helped them use technology to improve their operations, grow their businesses, and thrive in a competitive marketplace. The grants allowed businesses to:
We’re delighted to report that the program was successful and had a positive impact on the regions it supported. Grantees demonstrated the positive impact that technology infrastructure and training can have on all sectors of our economy.