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Crown Uniforms and Service

Rendering of Crown Uniform & Linen Service's new commercial laundry facility, 309 Battles Street, Brockton, MA.

When Crown Uniform & Linen Service, Inc. a prominent fourth generation, family-owned business wanted to expand in Massachusetts,the company turned to Business Development Strategies, Inc.(BDS), the top government incentives consulting firm in the state, for assistance with securing substantial tax incentives.

Serving Fortune 500 companies and privately held businesses for more than a decade,BDS is led by President Lynn Tokarczyk -- lauded as a "high-powered business consultant" by The Sun Chronicle -- and a team of subject matter specialists who have been instrumental in the company's success. They approach each project with unparalleled knowledge, an entrepreneurial spirit and an impeccable track record.

Crown finds a jewel

With BDS's guidance, Crown Uniform & Linen Service, a full-service uniform and laundry business with customers throughout New England, received approval for a $1 million incentive package including a municipal Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and a state Investment Tax Credit (ITC).

L Knife & Lynn

(Left to Right) Arthur Spilos, Crown CEO; Lynn Tokarczyk, Government Incentives Consultant; Chris Spilios, Crown President.

The money helped bring to life Crown's plan to purchase, demolish and redevelop an underutilized and economically distressed property in the Gateway City of Brockton.Crown is now constructing a 94,000 square foot state-of-the art facility that is projected to open later this year. Ed Jarosz, Partner at CB Richard Ellis New England,conducted the real estate site search and identified the property, while Dacon Corporation designed and is constructing the building.

"Lynn Tokarczyk and the BDS team have a unique understanding of how to build partnerships between the city, state and business," said Crown President Christopher Spilios."The BDS team simplified the process by which Crown was able to secure substantial incentives and achieve our goal of growing jobs in Brockton."

An intricate process

If your company is thinking about expanding in Massachusetts, you need to know about the government incentives that can help you save money. Valuable state and local programs are available to businesses that want to invest in Massachusetts with planned real estate expansions and job growth.

The key to benefiting from these incentive programs is knowing how to access them.

Find out if your company is eligible to participate by asking the following questions:

1. Is your company planning a real estate expansion?
2. Does your company generate sales outside of Massachusetts?
3. Does your company plan to create new jobs with an expansion?

To learn how BDS can help your company access government incentives for growth, contact Lynn Tokarczyk at 508-966-4300 or