The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development – City of Boston promotes policies that help businesses grow while fostering economic inclusion and equity. The Business Strategy team aids companies and entrepreneurs across industries in Boston to expand, move, or keep and grow the business in Boston. The Small Business Development team is Boston’s front door for small businesses. They provide permitting and licensing resources, as well as technical support. Additionally, they offer certification for local, women, minority and veteran owned businesses. The Economic Development Center offers free workshops across the City to increase access and opportunities.