Welcome to Dorchester Bay!

Dorchester Bay EDC develops comprehensive  strategies integrating organizing and development in its slate of programs.  We offer assistance in three broad categories: housing, economic development, and resident initiatives/community organizing.

Check out our new interactive map to see how and where Dorchester Bay has an impact on our community.


POSTPONED: Bornstein & Pearl Grand Opening

Our July 21 grand opening has been POSTPONED, with a tentative rescheduled date of September 8, 2014 at 1:00p.m. We look forward to celebrating the project's completion in the fall.


The Bornstein & Pearl Food Production Center is now OPEN!

The Bornstein Pearl Food Production Center on Quincy Street is now open for business! CropCircle Kitchen, our anchor tenant, is operating their shared and commissary kitchens. The kitchens are fitted out with top-of-the-line equipment and are available to growing food businesses on an hourly rental basis.

If you have an existing business or a dream to start a food business, check out the CCK Pearl website for information on membership rates and how to join the shared kitchen.

We also have space available for lease to growing food businesses seeking independent production space. Contact Leah Whiteside at DBEDC for more information on leasing space at Pearl.



May 2014 - Check out the Boston Magazine's article on the Bornstein Pearl Food Production Center for a description of how the center works and a sample of the small food businesses that are locating there.

"The Collaborative Kitchen: Behind-the-Scenes at CropCircle Kitchen Pearl"

March 24, 2014 - Youth Force leaders and new YLI recruits were featured in a Boston Globe article on the need for summer jobs for teens.

"Walsh makes push to get struggling teens summer jobs"

February 2, 2014 - Dorchester Bay's Quincy Heights and Pearl projects are setting the bar high in exceeding the City's minority, resident, and female construction hiring goals. Read the Bay State Banner's article to see our approach to reaching above 55% Boston resident, above 60% minority, and 8-12% female workesr on our Quincy Street projects.

"Minority hiring figures vary for Boston contractors"

January 19, 2014 - Dorchester Bay's transformative work on Quincy Street was highlighted in the Boston Globe on January 21. Read the Globe's response to our Quincy Heights and Pearl Food Production Center projects.

"Quincy Street project shows Boston's gift for urban revival"

January 21, 2014 - Congratulations to DBEDC's Youth Force for their successful advocacy efforts! Governor Patrick is proposing funding for youth jobs in his budget, and in his January 21 State of the State speech highlighted youth employment.

"Patrick budgets $12m to pay for 6,000 summer jobs"

January 2014 - Dorchester Bay's Pearl Food Production Center has received press in two tax credit trade publications: Tax Credit Advisor, and Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits. See photos and comments on the project from Dorchester Bay staff and lenders to the project.

"A Pearl in Boston"

"NMTCs, HUD Funds Build Shared-Use Commercial Kitchen"

December 13, 2013 - The Bay State Banner highlights local property management firm United Housing Management and DBEDC's Quincy Heights project in a December 2013. article. Read more about changes in Grove Hall.

"Management firm United Housing Management improves housing, lives in Grove Hall"

Past News - Click here for an archive of Dorchester Bay news from past years.






Dorchester Bay Ecomomic Development Corporation's Youth Force worker Jaelle Sanon was chosen to share her story with Press Pass TV. They worked with the Youth Jobs Coalition to create a series of pieces advocating for the importance of youth jobs.




Conversation with Susana: Jeanne DuBois explains the successful work of DBEDC in community organizing, affordable housing, creating jobs and providing good public transportation



Conversation with Susana: Interview with Jeanne Dubois and Daryl Wright. "If you are organizing people and you have money, you've got power!"