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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
1380 Bay 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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