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 have been taking steps to more closely support our community’s Diverse Business Enterprises. Over the last several months, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations has compiled a Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory to highlight and celebrate Brookline’s diverse, accessible, and inclusive independent business community. Through community canvassing and several online campaigns, we have invited and encouraged Brookline businesses and organizations to be included in this new Directory. We hope this directory 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. We intend to update and build on this Directory annually and we encourage Brookline residents to start off the new year by supporting our community’s local diverse and inclusive businesses!

You can access a downloadable version of Brookline’s 2022 Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory below.  Hard copies of the Directory will be available at Town Hall, the Health Building, Brookline Libraries, and the Senior Center by the beginning of February.

Brookline's 2022 Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory 

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

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.**