Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory

The Brookline Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations in collaboration with the Brookline Economic Development and Long Term Planning Division are taking steps to more closely support our community’s DBEs.  The Office of Diversity Inclusion and Community Relations is compiling a Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory to highlight and celebrate Brookline’s diverse and inclusive independent business community. This directory, which will be available in January 2022, will serve as a marketing and networking tool for businesses, as well as help the Town of Brookline better align and develop programs and resources to meet the needs of Brookline’s diverse businesses. This Directory will be available to the public. You must be a Brookline business to be included in the Directory. We will be publishing the directory in January 2022 to encourage our residents to start off the new year by supporting our community’s local diverse and inclusive businesses. Our directory will also feature businesses that are accessible.

If you would like your business to be included in the 2022 Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory, please complete the form below by October 15, 2021.

Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory Submission Form

To learn more about the Directory, or to inquire about being included in the Brookline Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory, feel free to contact Caitlin Starr, MPH, CDE at cstarr@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2345 for more information.

The Town does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion or country of origin.


Business Virtual Town Hall: Launch of new ODICR Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory and Access and Inclusion Resource for Businesses

Resources for Businesses 


BECMA (Black Economic Council of Massachusetts) 

Brookline Chamber of Commerce 

Brookline Economic Development and Long Term Planning Division 

Access and Inclusion for Local Businesses presented by Sarah Kaplan, ADA Coordinator (skaplan@brooklinema.gov or 617-730-2329) **Assist local businesses owners in understanding their obligations under the ADA, address specific ways to increase physical, communication, and programmatic access and demonstrate how universal design, increased access, and inclusion benefits your business and your customers.**