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Business Development Corporation

Established in 1993, as an independent non-profit corporation, Pawtucket’s Business Development Corporation (PBDC) provides loan funding to businesses expanding in or relocating to Pawtucket and will be creating jobs.

PBDC Application Form

News 

Video from the Pawtucket Business Development Corporation on their community impacts and ongoing programs 

Pawtucket Announces Expanded Loan Program for Small Businesses 

Commercial Loan Program

Staff

Commerce Director

Herb Weiss - Economic & Cultural Affairs Officer

Michael Cassidy, Planning Consultant

Rick Lefferts - Loan Analyst, Commonweal Collaborative

Attorney Keith Fayan - Fayan Law

Meeting Dates

Pawtucket’s Business Development Corporation generally meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m., on the second floor of Slater Mill at 67 Roosevelt Avenue.

Members

Jan Brodie, President Kara Larson
Richard Sugerman, Vice President Alex Lyte
Jennifer Hennigan, Secretary Roger Messier
John Neary, Treasurer

Brendan McGinn

Linda Dewing David Odessa
Monika Zuluaga Scott Rotondo
Agnelo H. Alves, Jr. Audrey Wendell
Isaac Amponsah
Matthew Carvalho
Allen Chatterton
John Connors
Richard Goldstein

 

City of Pawtucket hosts the Second Annual Black History Month Impact Awards

  • March 1, 2024
  • Press Release

PAWTUCKET, RI - The City of Pawtucket hosted the Second Annual Black History Month Impact Awards yesterday evening. The event included Black-led businesses, organizations, and art, as well as...  Read More >

City Speak
"The birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Pawtucket is poised to undergo a 21st century evolution into Rhode Island's premier arts and cultural destination, an ideal community to live, work, play, start a business and raise a family."

- Mayor Donald R. Grebien

New Event

2023 Mayor's Holiday Dinner

  • December 12, 2023
  • Event

Celebrating the success of the Mayor's Holiday Dinner – a time-honored tradition in Pawtucket! Grateful for the incredible support from elected officials, City of Pawtucket employees, and generous...  Read More >