Boston wins $50K federal award to help business startups

The initiative was announced by President Barack Obama

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BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston has won a $50,000 award from the Small Business Administration to help streamline licensing, permitting and other requirements needed to start a business.

Mayor Marty Walsh said his administration has reduced plan review times for building permits and created an online tool to let applicants see where their permits are in the review process. In the coming months, the city will release an entirely new online permit experience that will support entrepreneurs through the permitting and licensing process.

Boston is one of 27 winners of the “Startup in a Day Competition” totaling $1.6 million in funding nationwide.

The initiative was announced by President Barack Obama earlier this year with the goal that an entrepreneur can apply for everything necessary to begin a business within one day.

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