Natalia Urtubey

Director, City of Boston Small Business

As Director of Small Business, Natalia’s extensive knowledge of Boston’s neighborhoods and
the small business community compliment her experience in creating growth strategies
and building partnerships across community stakeholders. Natalia leads a 14-person team
focused on tracking and producing research on local and national trends to inform decision
making about small business development tools, coordinates with local residents and
existing businesses to ensure that there is a strategic and policy-driven approach to
growth without displacement, and works with residents and other City officials to remove
any barriers to do business in the City of Boston. Natalia manages and oversees the
distribution of the more than $3 million in small business resources under the Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the more than $3 million in investment in
small business within and outside of the 20 Boston Main Streets Districts. She directs and
implements Mayor Walsh’s 2016 Small Business Plan to provide coordinated service
delivery and economic opportunity for Boston’s 40,000 small businesses.