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. In January of 2022 the ODICR released our first Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory to highlight and celebrate Brookline’s diverse, accessible, and inclusive independent business community.  This year we are incorporating community feedback to better highlight the intersectionality of business ownership as well as using the term “BIPOC-Owned” instead of the previously used “Minority-Owned”. We hope this directory will continue to evolve and 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. 

You can access a downloadable version of Brookline’s 2022 Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory below.  

Brookline's 2022 Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory 

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**Now through November 2022** we are actively collecting a list of more Brookline’s businesses that are accessible, and/or are majority owned by people of color, women, LGBTQ+, veterans, and persons with disabilities to add to the 2023 Directory. You must be a Brookline based business to be included in the Directory. We will be publishing the updated directory in January 2023 to encourage our residents to start off the new year by supporting our community’s local diverse and accessible businesses. If you are interested in being included in the Directory, please submit your business at the provided Submission Form found 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.**