Economic Recovery


  • Economic Development Update – 17 NOV 2020
  • Economic Development Update – 12 NOV 2020
    MGCC EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS – Applications Due November 17TH APPLY TODAY! The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has made $50.8 million in grants available to support small businesses of 50 or fewer employees adversely affected by the pandemic.
Town of Barnstable, MA Official Seal
Town of Barnstable Official SealTown of Barnstable staff is working from home to help our businesses be ready to respond to the changes in doing business successfully, to recover from this crisis, and to move towards a stable and prosperous future. Town staff is listening to and working with our businesses, residents, the Economic Development Task Force (a Town Council presidential subcommittee) and other community partners on developing an Economic Recovery Plan.

Business Resources & Other Assistance:

Gloria McPherson

Planning & Economic Development Coordinator


Permitting Guidance and Questions:

Maggie Flynn

Permit Coordinator


General Questions:

Elizabeth Jenkins

Planning & Development Director


Local Strategy Updates

TDI Small Business Relief & Recovery Grant Program

OCTOBER 23, 2020 The Barnstable TDI Small Business Relief and Recovery Grant Program is offering a second grant round to assist storefront businesses, cultural institutions and non-profits within Downtown Hyannis that have been impacted by COVID-19 public health requirements. The deadline for the application will be 11:59 pm on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Click here to apply now online.

Hyannis Main Street Barriers Will Be Removed Nov. 17th

Hyannis Main Street Barriers will be removed November 17th. Last day of business for the extended outdoor space they provided will be November 15th.

UPDATE: JUNE 8, 2020

Temporary Outdoor Business Guidelines & Application

Governor Baker announced over the weekend that Phase 2 Step 1 begins today.
Lodging, Outdoor Dining, Retail and Galleries, Child Care, Day Camps and Youth Sports can reopen Monday, June 8th. Before reopening, businesses must:
.• Meet all safety standards
• Create a Covid-19 Control Plan
• Complete a self-certification
Additionally, the following elective, non-urgent medical care is allowed beginning Monday: Routine office visits; Dental visits; Vision care; In-person behavioral health treatment. All protocols and resources can be found at

We’re in this together.