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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


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


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.


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


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"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

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