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Small Business Development

The Department of Planning & Community Development operates a variety of programs designed to support the resilience and growth of Revere small businesses. Need language assistance? Call Revere 311 (781-286-8311) for support.

Monthly Announcements

City of Revere Small Business Loan Program

The Revere Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) has announced their 2023 Small Business Loan Program. In general, the loan limit will be $35,000. For loan requests determined to have significant job and business growth potential, the loan limit may be extended up to a maximum of $75,000.

If you are interested, the application is available here in English and Spanish. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

You can read more about the program's policies and procedures here (English) and aquí (español).

Broadway Master Plan Public Meeting

Join the City of Revere’s Department of Planning & Community Development in the Master Planning Process for Broadway on April 1st, 6:00PM - 8:00PM. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your ideas and provide feedback on the future of Revere’s central commercial corridor. Language Interpretation Services are available upon request. Please contact Tarik Maddrey before March 26th, 2024, for Language Interpretation Service at

Mass Save Energy Reduction Program for Small Business 

Reduce overhead costs, increase profit margins, and boost the comfort of your customers and employees. The Mass Save energy program offers up to 70% off on efficiency upgrades on insulation, refrigeration, lighting, and electronics. Contact a Mass Save representative today at  or call 617-485-0789. 

Getting Started

Existing and new businesses, including those seeking brick and mortar locations, are encouraged to contact the following staff and offices to learn more about requirements and resources such as licensing, permitting, inspectional, and/or business development assistance:

Business Development

For one-stop guidance on zoning, permitting, leasing, business planning, and related issues, contact John Festa, Business Liaison for the City of Revere.

Licensing Commission

For one-stop guidance on license renewals, events, food trucks, and related issues, contact Maggie Haney, Licensing Clerk for the Revere License Commission.

Additional Resources

Grant Opportunities

The City offers a range of one-time and ongoing financial assistance programs to eligible Revere businesses. Click below for more information about eligibility and deadlines, where applicable.

City of Revere Signage Design Improvement Program Phase 2

The City of Revere’s Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) has launched Phase 2 of its Storefront and Signage Improvement Program. Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), DPCD will grant up to $7,500.00 for signage improvements or up to $50,000.00 for exterior storefront improvements to eligible small business and commercial property owners in the Broadway and Shirley Avenue Business Districts.  The grant award provides in-kind design consulting services and renderings from Urban Designers Gamble Associates and Omloop.  The City of Revere Commercial District Design Guidelines are available here.

Prior to filling out the Phase 2 application it is strongly encouraged that all applicants read the program guidelines before applying.  The application process will occur over several months with Grant Award Notifications to be announced no later than January 30th, 2024. The program guidelines and application are available here.

Technical Assistance Resources

A network of local and regional service providers are available to support businesses and emerging entrepreneurs with technical assistance. See below for upcoming webinars, business coaching opportunities, or other resources tailored to Revere business owners.

District Initiatives

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Contact Information
John Festa
Business Liaison; Director, Signage & Storefront Program

781-286-8194 EXT. 20318
Frank Stringi
Chief Planner; Zoning Coordinator
(781) 286-8183
Department of Inspectional Services
Zoning, Permitting & Licensing
(781) 286-8149
Building Department
(781) 286-8196
License Commission
(781) 286-8165
Fire Department
(781) 286-8366
Office of the City Clerk
Business Registration
(781) 286-8160
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