What's Cooking at the CDC

Remember that contributions of $1,000 or more are still eligible for the 50% State Tax Credit.  

A $1,000 donation will end up costing the donor just $500 after the tax credit.  If you owe taxes, it helps to pay them, if you don't owe taxes, you receive a check!  It's a true win-win and a great return on investment.  In 2014 we gave out our entire allotment of credits so don't wait until the last minute!   




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 Dec 02 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
Free Info Session - Greenfield
Tue Dec 15 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Free Info Session for Food Producers - Greenfield

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



Your support helps us assist even more Western Mass entrepreneurs!

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:




Food Business Counseling and Production space from the Ground Up:

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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