Small Business Financial Assistance Programs

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The City of Salem is dedicated to neighborhood economic development through efforts to revitalize commercial districts, improve exterior building facades, and assist local business owners.  

The Department of Planning and Community Development works to bring new employers to the city, while retaining jobs by helping existing businesses improve their commercial infrastructure or expand operations. The improved vitality in our neighborhoods and downtown commercial districts has the residual effect of providing goods and services locally, stabilizing neighborhoods, as well as improving public safety.

The City of Salem, through its Department of Planning and Community Development provides financial assistance to local business owners with a Business Loan Program and Storefront Improvement Program.  Business owners should also investigate resources and programs offered by State and Federal entities.

For more information or if you need assistance please contact:

Department of Planning and Community Development
98 Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 619-5685


City Programs:

State Resources:

Federal Resources: