Business Resources

Billerica is ready to help…
The Town of Billerica recognizes the importance of business development to the local economy and the business development team, led by Town Manager John Curran, is ready to assist companies interested in expanding or relocating to town. The first step in the relocation process starts with a phone call to our Community Development Director, Rob Anderson (randerson@town.billerica.ma.us, 978-671-0963) to assess the needs of the company and make the introductions to our economic development partners. Whether the needs are real estate site finding, workforce training, tax incentives, financing, permitting, or business connections, Billerica is here to help coordinate those introductions and guide businesses through the process. Some of our key partners are listed below and the following document gives a full overview of the business assistance available through the town.
Business Resources

Incentives
The Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) works with companies and municipalities to help them take advantage of available economic incentive programs.
Key Contact: Peter Milano, Northeast Regional Director

Financing
MassDevelopment provides financial and real estate assistance to businesses throughout Massachusetts in order to assist with blighted areas, help create jobs, and address overarching issues that impact economic development. 
Key Contact: Ken Goode, Vice President 

The Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) offers working capital, loan guarantees, grants, and financial guidance – including one-on-one mentoring services – for businesses.
Key Contact: Bob Germino, Loan Officer

Workforce Development
Middlesex Community College's Business & Industry Programs provides customized, cost-effective, corporate education and training to employers and organizations with credit or non-credit programs for a wide range of skill levels.
Key Contact: Judy Burke, Dean, Corporate and Community Education & Training

Through the Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Board and Career Center of Lowell, companies have various workforce expansion and retention strategies, including accessing grants aimed at upgrading the skills of current workers, and have access to a number of high-quality employer services and to thousands of job seekers.
Key Contact: Barbara O'Neil, Director

Small Business 
The Northeast Regional Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) provides free, confidential, one-to-one management advice, technical assistance and low-cost educational training programs to prospective and existing small businesses throughout the Commonwealth. 
Key Contact: Awilda Irizarry, Business Advisor