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Local Business Development Specialist Launches New Venture

Local Business Development Specialist Launches New Venture to Help Companies Expand and Bring New Investment and Jobs to Massachusetts


October 1, 2003


BELLINGHAM, MA - Lynn Tokarczyk, former Senior Manager with Ernst & Young's State and Local Tax Incentives Practice and Regional Director of The Massachusetts Office of Business Development, recently announced the launch of Business Development Strategies, Inc. The company helps expanding businesses navigate through the maze of both state and local government programs from State Investment Tax Credits to municipal real estate tax relief and permit and infrastructure streamlining.


In addition to assisting her clients with business incentives, Tokarczyk also provides assistance and introductions to site selection specialists, financing alternatives, utility providers and workforce development programs.


Tokarczyk formed Business Development Strategies, Inc., after finding a number of companies unaware of the programs and tools available. "It can be a mystery, and can be difficult and time consuming learning what resources are available and how to access all of the resources for growing companies," said Tokarczyk. "The objective of Business Development Strategies, Inc. is to help companies open doors and unlock value which is the key to success." she said.


During her business development career, Lynn and her team assisted over 300 companies throughout the Commonwealth and has helped attract more than $3 billion in new private investment to Massachusetts.


"My experience in business development allows company executives to focus their attention on what the do best - running their own business - while I work behind the scenes to package the necessary tools they need to expand their operations that will ultimately reduce their costs of doing business."


In addition to assisting her clients with business incentives, Tokarczyk is often asked to speak at various business and economic development forums to share her expertise with local business owners.


Prior to her career in business development, Tokarczyk was a small business owner in Wayland and operated "Sincerely, Lynn" a specialty clothing store for seven years.