Chief Operating Officer
66 Allen Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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
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-two 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.
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Business Development Director
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201-1007
phone: (617) 918-4302Randi.Lathrop.BRA@cityofboston.gov
The Boston Redevelopment Authority was created in 1957 to oversee the design and implementation of Boston’s urban renewal plans. Since then, the BRA’s role has grown with the city. Today, the agency’s responsibilities include planning, workforce development, and overall economic development. The internal structure of today’s BRA reflects its expanded responsibilities. The inclusion of the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston (EDIC) and its Office of Jobs and Community Services (JSC) into the BRA umbrella combines the BRA’s planning and economic development roles with the workforce development programs of JCS to create a Boston that works for residents and businesses alike.
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.
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.
MA Smart Growth Alliancejohn@ma-smartgrowth.org
The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (MSGA) promotes healthy and diverse communities, protects critical environmental resources and working landscapes, advocates for housing and transportation choices, and supports equitable community development and urban reinvestment.
Chief of Staff
160 Federal Street
Boston, MA 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 FY2013, MassDevelopment financed or managed 350 projects generating investment of more than $2.4 billion in the Massachusetts economy. These projects are projected to create more than 7,000 jobs and build or rehabilitate 800 residential units.
One Harborside Drive
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
phone: 617 email@example.com
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.
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.
SouthCoast Development Partnership
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
phone: 888-883-9313; firstname.lastname@example.org
The SouthCoast Development Partnership coordinates a regional marketing plan to promote tourism and economic development in the SouthCoast region of Massachusetts. This region includes communities along I-195 from Seekonk to the Cape Cod Canal. The SouthCoast Development Partnership also coordinates the involvement of the region’s chief executive officers, elected officials, municipalities, chambers of commerce, local economic development agencies and community leaders in programs and activities that stimulate and build sustainable economic development in this region.
Taunton Development Corporation
Richard L Shafer
Chief Operating Officer
40 Summer Street
Taunton, MA 02780
Taunton Development Corporation is a non-profit private corporation responsible for the continuing development, marketing, management, and maintenance of Myles Standish Industrial Park and the new Liberty and Union Industrial Park.