Economic Development Specialist
66 Allen Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
phone: 413-499-1600 x 102
1Berkshire is an independent not-for-profit corporation charged with strengthening and growing the Berkshire economy using an innovative collaborative approach among the region’s business, tourism, economic, and creative development efforts. The work of 1Berkshire is retaining and attracting jobs, tourism and creativity for the benefit of everyone in the Berkshires. 1Berkshire was formed in the summer of 2010 when the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, the Berkshire Visitors Bureau, the Berkshire Economic Development Corporation, and the Berkshire Creative Economy Council agreed to blend their operations. These partner organizations retain their individual missions and services while operating under the umbrella of 1Berkshire. Dedicated to leveraging our commercial, creative, and community resources, 1Berkshire offers a seamless, unified economic development engine for the Berkshires, designed to position the region to thrive. To learn more, watch our video here.
200 Friberg Parkway, Suite 1003
Westborough, MA 01581
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.
Brockton 21st Century
c/o Brockton 21st Century Corp.
50 School Street
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.
City of Boston/BRA
Deputy Director for Community Economic Development
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201-1007
Phone: (617) 918-4441
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 has been created to dedicate more attention and energy to our 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. The Business Division Division works closely with the brokers, developers, our State counterparts, VC and the business community. For more information please visit: BRA Business Development Division
Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts
Allan W. Blair
President & CEO
1441 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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: Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, Business Improvement Districts in Springfield, Westfield, Northampton and Amherst, Westmass Area Development Corp. and Westover Metropolitan Development Corp, all vital role players in the region.
Economic Development Incentives, Inc.
80 Orange Street
Douglas, MA 01516
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 80 Brownfields tax credit applications resulting in $110,000,000 in credits for non-profit and for profit companies that remediated contaminated property. In most cases, the credits were sold to third parties.
Marlborough Economic Development Corporation
91 Main Street, Suite 204
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508 229 2010
Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state chartered economic development corporation for the City of Marlborough, MA and represents a public-private partnership for planning. We work with municipal and private investors to foster economic development, job growth and community revitalization and development. For a complete overview of MEDC visit www.marlboroughedc.com.
President and CEO
99 High Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency, works with businesses, nonprofits, financial institutions, and communities to stimulate economic growth across the Commonwealth. During FY2014, MassDevelopment financed or managed 314 projects generating investment of more than $2.9 billion in the Massachusetts economy. These projects are projected to create more than 6,300 jobs and build or rehabilitate more than 1,600 residential units.
Chief of Staff
Director of Strategic and Business Planning
One Harborside Drive, Suite 200S
East Boston, MA 02128
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.
Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council Inc.
David A. Tibbetts
1600 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA 01845
The Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization created to advance the economic interests of the entire Merrimack Valley region, from Greater Lowell to the sea. The region is home to clusters of companies in diverse sectors of the economy: life sciences, defense, clean energy, software and communications, and food manufacturing. The Council’s board of directors represents 24 communities in the Merrimack Valley, and is co-chaired by Kendall M. Wallace, Chairman of Lowell Sun Publishing, and Vincent C. Manzi, Jr. of Manzi, Bonanno & Bowers Law Offices in Methuen.
MetroWest Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO
1671 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701
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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Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA)
Corydon L Thurston
Pittsfield Economic Development Authority
PEDA and the William Stanley Business Park is a local economic development organization representing Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Pittsfield is a city in a beautiful location nestled in the 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.
Quincy Chamber of Commerce
1400 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Quincy 2000 Collaborative is a 501(c)3 non-profit economic development agency for the City of Quincy, Massachusetts. The organization assists the City through a variety of economic development initiatives including business district redevelopment and revitalization planning services; the development of marketing and incentives programs to attract businesses to Quincy; entrepreneurial education, training and technical assistance services; financing programs for start-ups and existing businesses; permitting and licensing assistance; administration of the region’s Economic Target Area; and general support services to help businesses in the City of Quincy grow and expand.
Taunton Development Corporation
Richard L. Shafer
Taunton Development Corporation
1380 Bay Street, Suite A
Taunton, Ma. 02780
508-824-5857, cell 508-230-4152
Taunton Development Corporation 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.
Town of Framingham
Director of Community & Economic Development
150 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702
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.
Westborough Economic Development Committee
Economic Development Coordinator - Town of Westborough
phone: 508-871-5149 ext. 149
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. We work with businesses on everything from our permitting process to construction and/or land development. We believe that in order for a business to be successful in their growth or expansion plans, a collaborative partnership must be established to create a swift permitting process and get your business up and running.
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Director of Business Recruitment & Economic Development
446 Main Street, Suite 200
Worcester, MA 01609
phone: 508-753-2924 x. 226
The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber in New England with over 2,500 members and growing. We are the lead organization for economic development serving the region’s business community. Our 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. The Chamber 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.