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Community Development Partnership

  • A group of community and business leaders committed to strengthening small businesses and building affordable housing
  • Aims to improve the lives of low to moderate income residents of the Lower Cape
  • Offers loans and business assistance


The Community Development Partnership leads the Lower Cape in building a diverse year-round community of people who can afford to live, work and thrive there. The group of community and business leaders helps provide assistance to strengthen small businesses and is also committed to improving affordable housing options in the region.

Who’s it for?

Small businesses in the Lower Cape


To promote, develop and manage affordable housing; nurture the launch and growth of small businesses; and facilitate collaboration with business, non-profit and government partners.

Resources & Services


Providing access to capital to help with the establishment and growth of small businesses.

Business Assistance

Business counseling, training, and education that helps strengthen local small businesses and the economy.

Fishing and Shellfishing

CPD offers specialized resources to the local fishing and shellfishing community, including loans, micro-loans, and business guidance designed to improve efficiency and profitability.

Cape & Islands Green

Helps businesses improve their energy efficiency, thus reducing their operating costs and minimizing their impact on the environment.


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