$250 Gift Cards

Visit www.revere.org/ARPA for program details, required documentation, and the application.

Covid Update

View Testing, Resources, Data, and Vaccination info. 


Water system improvements will take place across the city.Learn more

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Small Business Resources

The Department of Planning and 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.

March Announcements

MGCC Grant Opportunity! Apply by April 4, 2022
For more information, visit empoweringsmallbusiness.org 

Governor Baker and LT. Governor Karen Polito have launched a new $75 Million Small Business Relief Program through Mass Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) for new business applicants that reached underserved markets and historically unrepresented populations.

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

Inspectional Services / Building Department
Zoning, Permitting, Conversions
Office of the City Clerk
Business Certificates
Office of the Parking Clerk
Business Permits, Parking Enforcement

City Grant Programs

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.

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

The City collaborates frequently with community based organizations, private employers, and regional partners to advance opportunities for small business growth, employee development, and a vibrant neighborhood business districts. 

Broadway Central Business District 

Over the past decade, the City’s DPCD has led or supported a variety of major infrastructure, lighting, and signalization improvements along the Broadway corridor. Broadway is Revere’s central business district and a hub for city services including Revere City Hall, Revere’s Senior Center, Veterans Affairs Office, Harry Della Russo Stadium, and Central Fire Station.

Broadway is also home to two electric vehicle (EV) charging station locations and a BlueBikes station located adjacent to the American Legion Lawn near City Hall.

For Businesses: New and existing businesses within the Broadway Central Business District are eligible to participate in the City’s Storefront and Signage Improvement Program. Business vendors are invited to contact the Revere Farmers Market for more information about vending or promotional opportunities.  

Shirley Avenue Business District 

Since the designation of Shirley Avenue as a Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) District in 2015, the City has secured a $2 million MassWorks grant for streetscape improvements to complement significant utility upgrades, lighting enhancements, and accessibility improvements. The City supports ongoing special events in the district, such as the Shirley Avenue Cultural Festival and Shirley Avenue Night Market Series.

Shirley Avenue is also home to an electric vehicle (EV) charging station at the Municipal Parking Lot and two BlueBikes stations located at 69 Shirley Avenue and Orr Square, opposite the Revere Beach Blue Line MBTA station.

For Businesses: New and existing businesses within the Shirley Avenue district are eligible to participate in the City’s Storefront and Signage Improvement Program. 

Mobile Food Vendor Program 

In June 2020, the City of Revere approved an ordinance to allow the operation of mobile food vendors within the city limits. For more information about eligible locations, application requirements, and scheduling, please visit the Revere Food Trucks page.

Operating a food truck anywhere in the city without the authorization of the Revere License Commission is strictly prohibited. Food trucks seeking to operate along Revere Beach must be approved by Revere’s License Commission and are subject to additional restrictions and requirements from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).

Covid-19 Information

The City of Revere continues to monitor the course of the Coronavirus pandemic, in coordination with regional and state officials. For the most updated information, please visit the City of Revere’s Coronavirus Response page.

Employer Resources

Testing & Vaccination Information: please visit the City of Revere’s Coronavirus Response page for available times, locations, and other important information.

Mask Guidance: There is no mask mandate in place for Revere businesses. All businesses are encouraged to follow CDC guidance on masking; additional masks can be requested through Mask Up Revere.

Fully Vaccinated Business Certification: Small businesses can join the program through the City of Revere Inspectional Services  Department. Once ISD receives and reviews each application a COVID inspector is sent out to each small business for attestation and then designates them a Fully Vaccinated Business. Click here to apply.

Additional resources:

Federal and State Covid-19 Emergency Assistance

Various financial assistance programs launched in response to the pandemic. Businesses are encouraged to monitor the following for new opportunities or responsibilities as grant and/or loan recipients from these sources. Tax filing implications may apply.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Assistance
The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a variety of relief programs designed to support small businesses through the coronavirus pandemic. The complete list of offerings can be viewed at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options 

Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC)
MGCC has launched a variety of technical assistance and grant programs for businesses negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, including Sector-Specific Relief grants in 2021. A complete list of technical and/or financial assistance programs can be found at https://www.empoweringsmallbusiness.org/

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

781-286-8194 EXT. 20318
Tech Leng
Chief of Planning & Community Development
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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