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South Shore Chamber of Commerce

Peter Forman
President and CEO
1050 Hingham St.
Rockland, MA 02370


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The South Shore Chamber of Commerce is a regional Chamber stretching between Boston and Cape Cod. It serves over 1400 members and several affiliated local chambers. The South Shore Chamber is currently leading an ambitious regional development strategy to help broaden the region’s economic base and promote stronger community development. The Chamber has two subsidiary organizations to help drive its development program: The South Shore Economic Development Corporation and the South Shore Education Foundation. The regional plan can be found at www.southshorestrategy.com  and the Chamber’s website at  www.southshorechamber.org.

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North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC)

Roy Nascimento
President & CEO
860 South Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone: 978-353-7600 x225
Fax: 978-353-4896


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The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) is a non-profit with the mission of creating jobs and improving the economy of North Central Massachusetts. The NCMDC is the lead economic development organization for the region and acts as a connector, facilitator and partner. From businesses looking to start, expand or to those looking to relocate to North Central Massachusetts, let NCMDC be the primary resource. The NCMDC is staffed by experienced professionals with extensive backgrounds in economic development; banking and finance; and government affairs. For more information, please visit www.choosenorthcentral.com or http://northcentralmass.com/overview/ 

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Kendall Square Association

Alexandra Lee
Executive Director
510 Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 547-5772


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The Kendall Square Association (KSA) is a membership-based organization that consists of companies and institutions committed to promoting the health, vitality and vibrancy of Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to promote Kendall’s vibrant ecosystem through our convening power and vital programming.

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Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Sherri Pitcher
Senior Director of Business Development
446 Main Street, Suite 200
Worcester, MA 01609
phone: 508-753-2924 x. 226


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The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber in New England with over 2,500 members and growing. It is the lead organization for economic development serving the region’s business community. Its strategic agenda is built around our “Recruit, Retain, and Incubate” framework. The Chamber has taken a leadership role in economic development and is actively promoting the Worcester Value Proposition and generating interest and investment in Worcester and the Region. It is an active member of the Economic Development Coordinating Council working with our partners to maintain an organized focus on key projects and legislative priorities.

 

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MetroWest Chamber of Commerce

Paul Joseph
President & CEO
1671 Worcester Road, Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: (508) 879-5600


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The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit business advocacy, community and economic development association committed to the support of its members’ growth and success and the development of a positive economic climate in the MetroWest Region and across the Commonwealth.

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Westborough Economic Development Committee

Francisco Torres
Economic Development Coordinator - Town of Westborough
34 W Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581
phone: 508-871-5149 ext. 149


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The Westborough Economic Development Committee (EDC) seeks to create a positive experience for businesses interested in developing land, property, or setting up a new corporate headquarters in Westborough. It works with businesses on everything from the permitting process to construction and/or land development. The Westborough EDC believes that in order for a businesses to be successful in their growth or expansion plans, a collaborative partnership must be established to create a swift permitting process and get businesses up and running.

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Economic Development Incentives, Inc.

Hal Davis
President
80 Orange Street
Douglas, MA 01516


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Economic Development Incentives, Inc. (“EDI”) is a joint venture between Dorfman Capital, Inc. (“DORFMAN”) and New England Economic Development, Corp. (“NEED”) established to serve real estate owners who seek federal, state and local business incentives to help finance their projects. EDI has the skills to identify programs for financing public infrastructure such as roads, parking garages, and water and sewer improvements needed for new or existing facilities.  A substantial amount of EDI’s business involves the utilization of the Massachusetts Brownfields tax credit program.  Since 2009, NEED and DORFMAN have completed over 90 Brownfields tax credit applications resulting in $150,000,000 in credits for non-profit and for profit companies that remediated contaminated property.  In most cases, the credits were sold to third parties.

 

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Town of Framingham

Art Robert
Director of Community & Economic Development
150 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702
508-532-5455


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The Framingham EDIC is a Town board tasked with stimulating economic development and employment opportunities in accordance with the Town’s economic development plans.  Located at the heart of the MetroWest region, Framingham offers an exceptional location and access, an educated population, and a high quality of life.  Framingham is home to the world headquarters for a number of major corporations, including Bose, Staples, TJX, and the Cumberland Gulf Group.  The Town also hosts a growing life sciences cluster, anchored by Genzyme, a Sanofi Company, and the world-renown Framingham Heart Study.  

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Marlborough Economic Development Corporation

Meredith Harris
Executive Director
91 Main Street, Suite 204
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508-229-2010


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Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state chartered economic development arm of the City of Marlborough, Massachusetts, and represents a public-private partnership for planning. MEDC works with municipal and private investors to foster economic development, job growth, community revitalization and expansion in the city. For a complete overview of MEDC visit www.marlboroughedc.com.

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Taunton Development Corporation

Richard L. Shafer
Project Manager
c/o TACC
6 Pleasant Street, Suite A
Taunton, MA 02780
508-824-5857, cell 508-230-4152


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Taunton Development Corporation (TDC) is a non-profit private corporation responsible for the continuing development, marketing, management, and maintenance of both the Myles Standish Industrial Park and the Liberty and Union Industrial Park. TDC is partnering with MassDevelopment on the MSIP expansion and the new Business Park at Myles Standish development.

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Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA)

Corydon L Thurston
Executive Director
Pittsfield Economic Development Authority
P.O. Box 617
Pittsfield, MA 01202
Tel: 413-494-7332
Cell: 413-770-7922


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PEDA, owner/operator of the William Stanley Business Park, is a local economic development organization representing Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The City of Pittsfield is centrally located along the Western boarder of the State, in the beautiful rolling hills of the Berkshires, where residents enjoy a great quality of life. Pittsfield offers an excellent opportunity for growing and relocating businesses to take advantage of state and local government incentives…without the higher costs associated with a larger metropolitan area. PEDA can help businesses succeed.

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Massport

Gordon Carr
Deputy Chief of Staff
One Harborside Drive, Suite 200S
East Boston, MA 02128
617-568-1006


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The Massachusetts Port Authority is an independent public authority agency which develops, promotes and manages airports, the seaport and transportation infrastructure to enable Massachusetts and New England to compete successfully in the global marketplace. Massport’s portfolio includes Logan International Airport, L.G. Hanscom Field in Bedford, Worcester Regional Airport, and the Port of Boston as well as extensive commercial real estate. More than 20,000 people are employed on Massport’s transportation facilities, over 80% by private sector partners. These facilities and operations generate more than $8 billion for the region’s economy every year.

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MassDevelopment

Marty Jones
President & CEO
99 High Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Phone: 617-330-2000


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MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, works with businesses, nonprofits, financial institutions, and communities to stimulate economic growth across the Commonwealth. During FY2015, MassDevelopment financed or managed 294 projects generating investment of more than $2.5 billion in the Massachusetts economy. These projects are projected to create about 6,100 jobs and build or rehabilitate about 2,000 residential units.

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Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

Rick Sullivan
President & CEO
1441 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
phone: 413-755-1300


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Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts (EDC) brings together the three-county, Western Massachusetts region’s public and private leadership to create a positive environment for responsible economic growth. Centralized coordination, collaboration, and comprehensive professional services are its unifying foundation. The EDC’s mission is to increase Western Massachusetts’ standard of living by attracting and retaining quality jobs and companies, increasing investment, and attracting visitors. The EDC’s staff of nearly 40 manages the following organizations: Springfield Regional Chamber, Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, Business Improvement Districts in Springfield and Amherst, Westmass Area Development Corp., Westover Metropolitan Development Corp. and Valley Venture Mentors all vital role players in the region.

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Brockton 21st Century

Michael Gallerani
Executive Director
Brockton 21st Century Corp.
50 School Street
Brockton, MA
phone: 508-586-0021


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The Metro South region includes 18 communities south of Boston and is part of the Greater Boston economy. The region is bounded by Routes 128, 95, 495 and 3. Route 24 is the central artery of the region but commuter rail to Boston is also in place. The center of the region, and its economic, cultural and recreational hub, is the City of Brockton. Brockton 21st Century Corporation, the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, the Old Colony Planning Council, the Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board, and the Brockton Area Transit Authority work as a team to promote the economic development of the region.

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City of Boston

Lauren Jones
Director of Business Strategy
Mayor's Office of Economic Development, City of Boston
One City Hall Plaza, Room 603
Boston, MA 02201
Phone: 617-635-3416


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The City of Boston, through the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), is the city’s planning and economic development agency. The Business Development Division at the BRA was created to dedicate more attention and energy to the business community which includes both continuing relationships with existing companies and creating new relationships with the new companies. In this capacity the division assists companies with site selection, permitting, financing and navigating the City services in the following business sectors: life sciences, high tech, clean tech & advance manufacturing, retail, wholesale, creative economy, and industrial. In addition, the division assists the innovation & start-up community (Innovation Boston), as well as young adults between ages 20-34 (ONEin3) with their professional & business development and civic engagement.

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495/MetroWest Partnership

Paul Matthews
Executive Director
200 Friberg Parkway, Suite 1003
Westborough, MA 01581
phone: 774-760-0495


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Formed in 2003, the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership is a regional advocacy non-profit organization governed by municipal officials, regional employers, legislators, environmentalists, and educators that addresses the needs of the thirty-four communities in the 495/MetroWest region by enhancing economic vitality and quality of life while sustaining natural resources. Since its founding, the Partnership has amassed an impressive record of accomplishment addressing economic development, transportation, water resources, workforce development, housing, and permitting issues, while being recognized by policymakers as the voice for a region crucial to the Commonwealth’s economy.

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