Hello, Friend of the Franklin County CDC

Our Celebrating Entrepreneurs event is coming up fast, on June 1, and we hope you can be here with us. Our aim is to honor the significant contributions of small business owners to our region’s well-being—and to have some fun! You can read more about it, and RSVP below.
Speaking of entrepreneurs, as we near the end of our fiscal year, we invite you to make a donation to help us continue to support small business growth throughout the Connecticut River Valley. Our business assistance and lending programs work with beginning entrepreneurs to make a business plan and secure financing. Our Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center gets new food businesses off the ground; allows us to source, process, and freeze local vegetables for institutional use; and provides employment opportunities for people involved with the justice system. Our PVGrows Investment Fund and Massachusetts Food Trust programs back farmer success and food access. Be a part of all these great programs and donate today. If you are able to give $1,000 or more, you can get 50% back as a tax credit! But we appreciate gifts of any size. Thank you to all who have already donated.