What's Cooking at the CDC

A donation to the FCCDC is a win-win-win!
We win because we can help more people start and grow businesses; the community wins because the economy prospers; and you can win with a special tax incentive program that gives you back half your donation! Find out more


 UPCOMING EVENTS

Thinking of Starting a Business? Interested in Using the Food Processing Center? 

Free 1 1/2 hour sessions for new and existing businesses
Register Here

Wed Sep 17 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Free Info Session - North Adams
Tue Sep 30 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
12 Week Business Plan Class
Wed Oct 01 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
Free Info Session - Greenfield
Tue Oct 07 @ 5:30PM - 08:30PM
Grow Your Own Food-Based Business
Wed Oct 15 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Free Info Session - North Adams
Thu Oct 16 @ 4:00AM - 08:00PM
FCCDC 35th Anniversary Celebration
Thu Oct 30 @ 6:00AM - 09:00PM
Financial Management Workshop - Northampton
Wed Nov 05 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
Free Info Session - Greenfield
Wed Nov 12 @ 6:00AM - 09:00PM
Financial Management Workshop - N Adams
Wed Nov 19 @ 3:00PM - 04:30PM
Free Info Session - North Adams

For More Information about Workshops & Classes, Please Go to Our Business Training page

YOUR SUCCESS STARTS HERE

 Celebrate the FCCDC

The FCCDC is your resource to help start or grow your business in western MA. We are your business partner, with counseling, capital and connections for you to draw on at every stage of your business’ development.

We provide:

Counsel:         Business and strategic planning
                     Guidance, support, workshops

Capital:           Business loans (more flexible than other lenders)
                      Office and industrial space to "incubate" your
                       growing business

Connections:   Referrals and Collaborations

Food Business Counseling and Production space from the Ground Up: From farmer to food entrepreneur to purveyor, our Western Massachusetts Food Processing Center can help you develop and launch new products and tap new markets

 

Who are we? And can we really help? The answer is all around you. The businesses we have partnered with for 35 years are a virtual who’s who of local enterprises.

Just some examples:

In the 1980’s we helped food manufacturer, Lightlife with a loan that helped them with a major expansion, which created jobs for the community.

In the 1990’s, Zoar Outdoor, New England’s leader in outdoor adventure, attended our business workshop to develop a solid business plan. 21 years later, Zoar employs 100 people and won our annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

In the 2000’s, we worked with Eddie’s Wheels as they expanded and now they sell their animal wheelchairs all over the world.

In 2010’s, we are helping many local Farms get into markets they wouldn’t otherwise have had access to through the Farm to Institution Program of our Food Processing Center.

Since 1979, the FCCDC has worked with and for the community to build businesses, create jobs and realize dreams.

You could be the next success story!


Sign up for one of our free monthly information sessions today
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Invest in YOUR community's future!