for Locally Owned Businesses


Local Technical Assistance

Hyde Jackson Business Association

The Hyde Jackson Business Association is a group of business committed to improving the conditions for doing business in Hyde Square and Jackson Square.

JP Business and Professional Association

The Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association (JP BAPA) is active in the promotion, improvement, and growth of the Centre/South Street commercial district of Jamaica Plain from the intersection of Centre Street and South Huntington Avenue in the north to Forest Hills in the south. BAPA focuses on promotion, marketing, appearance, traffic and parking issues and other activities in the business area. It has several committees, including an executive committee.

BAPA works with the City of Boston to:
1) Improve parking and traffic enforcement
2) Provide notification of city work that impacts businesses
3) Install Trash receptacles
4) Provide a business Crime Watch notification

Melvin Tutiven, President
mtutiven [at]


Egleston Square Main Streets

"Egleston Square Main Street’s mission is to build our community, strengthen our business district and revitalize our public spaces through partnership with local merchants, residents and community groups."

Businesses located in Egleston Square should be connected with the Egleston Square Main Streets in order to take advantage of business assistance resources and work together with other business owners focused on improving your district in Egleston Square. Please contact Luis Cotto for more information.

Luis Cotto, Director
eglestonsquare [at]

YMCA (ESMS office located inside)
3134 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02119


JPNDC Small Business Program

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation's mission is:

To promote equitable development and equal opportunity in Jamaica Plain and adjacent neighborhoods through affordable housing, organizing, and economic opportunity initiatives that improve the lives of low- and moderate-income people and create a better community for all.

The Small Business Program offers technical assistance for local businesses in all areas of start-up, stabilization and growth. Please visit the Small Business Program webpage for more information or contact the Business Development Director, Alison Moronta.

Alison Moronta, Business Development Director
amoronta [at]

31 Germania Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


Hyde Jackson Square Main Streets

"Hyde Jackson Square Main Street’s mission is to create a safe, visually vibrant, economically sound business district in Hyde/Jackson Square; a district known as the heart of Latino life in Boston and that reflects the full diversity of Jamaica Plain.

Working in partnership with our community, we strive to strengthen the skills of local merchants, build a goods-and-services rich district, and enliven our streets with cultural events to shape Hyde/Jackson Square as an accessible and desirable place for families of all backgrounds to live, work, and shop."

Businesses located in Hyde Square or Jackson Square should be connected with the Hyde Jackson Square Main Streets in order to take advantage of business assistance resources and work together with other business owners focused on improving your district in Hyde Jackson. Please contact Gerald Robbins for more information.

Gerald Robbins, Director
info [at]

Hyde Jackson Square Main Streets
329 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130