Ben Sommer
Economic Development Specialist


Monday - Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


(617) 625-6600  ext 2513


[email protected]


City Hall
93 Highland Ave.
3rd Floor
Somerville, MA 02143

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About the 'Economic Gardening' Program

The City of Somerville's Economic Development Office, in partnership with Good Egg Marketing, a Boston-based marketing firm, is pleased to offer the Economic Gardening business assistance program. The Economic Gardening program will target Stage II Somerville businesses looking to grow. A Stage II business is one with between 10 and 100 full-time employees and over $1 million in annual revenue. 

This technical assistance will include a marketing audit; strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis; a marketing plan, and further business plan analysis and recommendations if needed.

The program will take place in two phases over the course of 2017. In Phase I, three to five businesses will be selected to undergo a needs assessment and receive recommendations. One to three businesses will then continue on to Phase II and receive continued coaching and implementation on previous recommendations for the remainder of the year.

Please contact Ben Sommer at [email protected] or (617) 625-6600 x2513 for more information.