Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets (BGMS) is a non-profit organization that brings together local businesses, residents, and neighborhood organizations to support our business district and raise its profile by providing technical, financial, and design support.
We believe in economic development through small businesses because they are the main providers of jobs and opportunities for people of color, who are excluded from participating in the larger system. We provide technical assistance in the following ways:
– help our business owners access 0% Kiva loans up to $10,000
– provide cloud POS systems to area salons and barbershops in hopes of closing the digital divide
– connect business owners who have lease issues to Harvard Transactional Law Clinic
– empower business owners by educating on the relationship between poverty and racial disparity
what we do
Build capacity; identify space; assist with zoning and permitting; strategic planning, market analysis and streetscape design
who we are
Collaborating with community partners and the City of Boston, we host or support opportunities to participate in and promote the Bowdoin Geneva district.
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