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.
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.