UMass Dartmouth Business Engagement Center

The UMassD Business Engagement Center (BEC) is here to partner with your business to connect UMass Dartmouth resources to your business needs and promote regional economic development.


Talent Pipeline/Recruiting

Allow the BEC to connect your business to UMass Dartmouth’s talent pipeline. Whatever your business needs happen to be, the BEC can assist you. From finding student interns to recruiting alumni for job openings to access to job fairs, the BEC is your one stop for finding it all. We also have many opportunities to engage students in short-term faculty supervised research projects/capstones in a variety of disciplines, including data science, manufacturing and marketing.

Research & Development

Put the BEC in charge of connecting you with UMass Dartmouth research & development resources to help expand your business. From applied research in a variety of areas to core facilities, the BEC can help connect you to knowledge and tools to take your business to new heights.

Professional Development

Let the BEC help you to develop your workforce by identifying just the right professional development and continuing education programs for your business objectives. Whether it’s simple training, advanced skill enhancement or certificate and degree programs, the BEC will point you in the right direction.

Strategic Giving

The BEC will connect you to great strategic giving opportunities that match your business mission, from scholarships and student experiences to athletic and cultural event sponsorships. 

Conferences & Events

Have an event or training you need space for? Take advantage of our full range of services, including state-of-the-art presentation technology, great locally sourced food options, and even overnight accommodations during some parts of the year.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development (Specialty)

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding
  • Technology Grants

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Recruiting (Specialty)
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Business Degree Program (Specialty)
  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects (Specialty)
  • Student Placement (Specialty)
  • Student Research Projects (Specialty)
  • Student Training (Specialty)
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Recruiting Assistance (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Technology Transfer (Specialty)
  • Wet Lab Incubator (Specialty)

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Research (Specialty)
  • Student Marketing Projects (Specialty)
  • Website Development

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific (Specialty)


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Lab Space (Specialty)
  • Wet Lab (Specialty)

Product Development

  • R&D Support (Specialty)

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Subcontracting Opportunities (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies

Technical Assistance

  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes (Specialty)
  • Design Services (Specialty)
  • Technology Transfer
  • Website Development

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
Contact Information
Benjamin Jones
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747