Starting a Business

Why Start a Business in Malden?

For businesses, Malden offers an ideal environment for success just minutes from Boston:

  • A convenient location with immediate highway and airport access
  • Built-in public transportation to a skilled workforce
  • Top-notch restaurants and amenities
  • A City that is dedicated to the idea of being in partnership with its business community

With more than 72 colleges and universities within 10 miles of Malden, it's no surprise that businesses like Malden's access to the region's largest talent pool. As the only major transportation hub north of Boston, Malden has two MBTA Orange Line stations, commuter rail lines connecting to Boston and to communities in Northern Middlesex and Essex Counties, and 13 different bus routes serving surrounding cities, including Boston itself. At 12,000 to 15,000 passengers daily, Malden Center is the busiest non-Boston station, not to mention Malden's easy access to Logan Airport and Routes 1, 16, 28, 93, and 99.

Just as important, the strong partnership between the City and local businesses fosters an environment built to provide opportunities for expansion and productivity. We provide a Single Point of Contact that can help maximize city resources on your behalf. One staff person is charged with reviewing your application for completeness, tracking applications through the process, and serving as a coordinating role for other boards, commissions, and department staff. Their responsibility is to work with applicants and coordinate the efforts to apply for the necessary permits and licenses.

Project Review Services

We will also convene our staff to work with you to schedule a pre-application Project Review prior to the filing of formal applications and identify any issues that could require project modification and potential neighborhood concerns.