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Quincy Asian-Owned Small Business Video-lets

Adaptation, Community, and Identity The stories of three business owners in Quincy illuminate the city’s development as a center of Asian-American entrepreneurship and business development. Through a collaboration with filmmaker, Daphne Xu, the interviews shared by Jim Mei, Chris Yee, and Lorraine Tse, highlight the larger trends and context relevant to the ongoing challenges of […]

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The Digital Divide

The Digital Divide The Digital Divide CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Economic Development The COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily life in Greater Boston and around the world. Thousands of people can’t report to work, and millions are being told to cease nonessential travel. Never before has the internet been so essential for working […]

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Regional Immigrant Entrepreneur Storytelling Project

Adaptation, Community, and Identity Elevating the Stories and Presence of Asian Immigrant Entrepreneurs across the Region Full Report Quincy Small Business Video-Lets About Project In 2019, the MAPC Economic Development Team conducted outreach to the Asian immigrant entrepreneur community in Quincy as part of a municipal small business study. During this outreach, the team worked […]

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City of Quincy Small Business Plan

City of Quincy Small Business Plan CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Economic Development March 2020 Quincy Small Business Plan The Quincy Small Business Plan intends to provide a comprehensive understanding of the small business landscape and its strengths, gaps and opportunities in Quincy. The Plan includes recommendations of how the City of Quincy […]

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COVID-19 Response: Shared Streets

COVID-19 Resources Shared Streets COVID-19 Response: Shared Streets CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Economic Development Repurposing street space to accommodate increased walking, biking, dining, and retail As we begin to reopen and public health guidelines continue to encourage physical distancing, how can municipalities repurpose street space to accommodate increased demand for walking, biking, […]

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Building a New Future Together

Building a New Future Together CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Economic Development Building a New Future Together How Municipal Governments Can Help Their Small Businesses to Reopen, Recover, and Thrive Download the Report Click Here May 2020 MAPC’s “Building a New Future Together,” released on May 12, 2020, contains recommendations for how municipalities […]

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COVID-19 Small Business Response

COVID-19 Small Business Response CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Economic Development Small Business Support How can cities and towns help the small businesses in their communities survive through COVID-19 and reopen when social distancing becomes less necessary?  In July 2020, MAPC published a small business support plan for Salem, Arlington, Medford, and the […]

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COVID-19 Unemployment Response

COVID-19 Resources Unemployment Response COVID-19 Unemployment Response CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Economic Development Unemployment Response Plan Where can municipalities get unemployment data? What systems should cities and towns have in place to assist their residents? How can municipalities work with career centers? If an official is contacted by an employer who’s hiring, […]

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Topsfield Downtown Revitalization Plan

Topsfield Downtown Revitalization Plan CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Economic Development December 2019 Topsfield Downtown Revitalization Plan The Topsfield Downtown Revitalization Plan is a three- to five-year plan to revitalize downtown Topsfield into a welcoming downtown village where Topsfield residents and visitors of all ages can live, work, gather, and shop. Goals: Attract […]

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Lynn Union Hospital Re-Use Planning Study

Lynn Union Hospital Re-Use Planning Study CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Economic Development December 2018 City of Lynn Union Hospital Re-Use Planning Study On the current Union Hospital campus, North Shore Medical Center will build a medical village facility that will include urgent care, lab and radiology services, outpatient psychiatry and a primary […]

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