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Located on the second floor of the Ames Building, the Economic Development Department:

  • Works to improve the local economy for the benefit of Dedham’s residents, employees, and businesses.
  • Helps small businesses address regulatory requirements.
  • Provides site selection guidance to businesses seeking a location in Dedham.

Doing Business in Dedham

The Doing Business in Dedham Guide is available at Town Hall, you may pick up a copy at the Building Department, Planning Department or at the Economic Development Department. 

The goal in providing a user friendly print guide to users, typically laypeople, is to enable small business applicants to better understand the existing process in Dedham and save time and money by following the necessary steps in a clearly defined process.

When to Contact us

Contact us if you are opening a business or thinking or moving your business to Dedham. We work in collaboration with other Town departments to provide guidance about local regulations for business operations and land use, and our team can provide help with commercial site selection. We work to connect people with opportunities that will benefit the local economy and the residents of Dedham.

Sisson, JohnCommunity Development DirectorEconomic Development, Planning & Zoning(781) 686-4618