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1berkshire 1Berkshire
David Curtis
Economic Development Specialist
66 Allen Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
phone: 413-499-1600 x 102
economicdev@1berkshire.com

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.

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495-partnership 495/MetroWest Partnership
Paul Matthews
Executive Director
200 Friberg Parkway, Suite 1003
Westborough, MA 01581
phone: 774-760-0495
paul@495partnership.org

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-three 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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Boston-Redevelopment-Authority Boston Redevelopment Authority
Andrew Grace
Deputy Director of Strategic Planning & Economic Development
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201-1007
Phone: (617) 918-4302
andrew.grace@boston.gov

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

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brockton-21st-century-logo Brockton 21st Century
Gordon Carr
Interim Director
c/o Brockton 21st Century Corp.
50 School Street
Brockton, MA
phone: 508-586-0021
gcarr@gmcstrategies.com

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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Western-MA-EDC Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts
Allan W. Blair
President & CEO
1441 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
phone: 413-755-1365
a.blair@westernmassedc.com

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.

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images Economic Development Incentives, Inc.
Hal Davis
Co-Principal
80 Orange Street
Douglas, MA 01516
need@govincentives.com

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. 

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MEDC Logo JPEG Marlborough Economic Development Corporation
Tim Cummings
Executive Director
91 Main Street, Suite 204
Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: 508 229 2010
tcummings@marlboroughedc.com

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.

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MassDev_GoldWeb MassDevelopment
Marty Jones
President and CEO
99 High Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Phone: 617-330-2000
mjones@massdevelopment.com

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.

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Janeen S. Hansen
One Harborside Drive
Suite 200S
East Boston, MA 02128-2909
Phone: (617) 568-3113
jhansen@massport.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.

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MVEDC Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council Inc.
David A. Tibbetts
President
Osgood Landing
1600 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA 01845
phone: 978-975-8787
fax: 978-975-8811
dtibbetts@mvcouncil.com

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.

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PEDA Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA)
Corydon L Thurston
Executive Director
Pittsfield Economic Development Authority
Tel: 413-494-7332
Cell: 413-770-7922
cthurston@williamstanleybp.com

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.

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Quincy-2000 Quincy Chamber of Commerce
Dean Rizzo
Executive Director
1400 Hancock Street
Suite 1A
Quincy, MA 02169
phone: 617-471-1700
drizzo@thequincychamber.com

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.

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SouthCoast-Logo SouthCoast Development Partnership
Jennifer Menard
Executive Director
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
phone: 888-883-9313; 508-999-8412
jmenard@umassd.edu

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.

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Taunton Taunton Development Corporation
Richard L. Shafer
Project Manager
Taunton Development Corporation
1380 Bay Street, Suite A
Taunton, Ma. 02780
508-824-5857, cell 508-230-4152
rshafer@tauntondevelopment.org

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.

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TownofFraminghamLogo Town of Framingham
Art Robert
Director of Community & Economic Development
150 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702
508-532-5455
apr@framinghamma.gov

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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