Start a Business

There are many local services to help you successfully start, grow, or expand your business in the Gateway Hilltowns. Check out our Getting Started guide, which includes simple step-by-step instructions as well as guidance on local bylaws and municipal contact information. The Hilltown Collaborative is also happy to help you coordinate and expedite the process, contact Economic Development Director Jeanne LeClair for more information or assistance: (413) 636-2476 jeanne [at]

Additional regional resources:

Hilltown CDC Small Business Assistance

Jacob’s Ladder Business Association

Massachusetts Small Business Development Network, Western Regional Office

Western Mass EDC Entrepreneur Resources

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