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.
Business Development Manager
1 Research Dr #110b
Westborough, MA 01581
A/Z Corporation is a privately held, industry-leading design, construction, and maintenance services provider whose mission is to provide the highest levels of quality and value to the clients it supports in technology-driven industries. This is a commitment that the firm has upheld for more than 45 years through the efforts of dedicated team members and a unique combination of in-house resources. A/Z Corporation understands what it takes for modern businesses to thrive in a fast-paced marketplace, and are here to support its clients by adapting to their needs.
Director of Business Operations
500 Unicorn Park Dr.
Woburn, MA 01801
Aerotek ® Inc. is a leading provider of technical, professional and industrial recruiting and staffing services. Aerotek is an operating company of Allegis Group® Inc., the largest staffing company in the U.S. Aerotek operates an international network of more than 200 non-franchised offices and 2,000 recruiters to identify, screen and select top talent. For more information, please visit Aerotek.com or call 1-888-Aerotek.
Robert Petrucelli, President & CEO
Lisa J. Frisbie , Director of Marketing and Communications
888 Worcester Street, Suite 40
Wellesley, MA 02181-3793
AGC of Massachusetts is a statewide construction association representing leading union and open shop construction companies that perform the majority of commercial, institutional and public construction in the Commonwealth. Professional firms that provide services to the industry are also part of the Association. AGC offers its members advocacy, labor guidance, management education, safety training, and future trends, and works collaboratively with real estate developers and building owners to create a more cooperative and streamlined atmosphere for development and growth.
Senior Associate, Director of Business Development
501 Boylston Street, Suite 4101
Boston, MA 02116
Founded in 1969, ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge, Inc. is an integrated architectural design firm, providing services in architecture, planning and interior design. ARC’s portfolio of work includes award-winning buildings on many corporate, independent school and college and university campuses. Project types include corporate and academic science facilities, classroom and administrative buildings, student and faculty residences, performing arts, and athletic complexes. ARC was ranked by Architect Magazine as #3 in the U.S. for Sustainability Practices and #7 for Overall Design. With a reputation for design excellence and superior client service, the firm serves clients nationally.
Senior Vice President, Boston Market Lead
101 Main Street, 16th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
BioMed Realty has a proven track record in bringing unmatched expertise to the full range of real estate services – leasing, development, construction, redevelopment, acquisition, financing and property management – to itstenant partners in the United States and United Kingdom. BioMed Realty is also involved with other civic organizations such as MassBio, NAIOP, BOMA, Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, ABC, and International Facility Management Association (IFMA).
175 Crossing Boulevard, Suite 500
Framingham, MA 01702
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP is a Massachusetts law firm serving businesses in the Massachusetts business corridor from Boston to Worcester. With clients in 35 states and several countries, the firm also handles matters for national and international companies doing business in New England. The firm’s areas of expertise include real estate law (specializing in state and local permitting, land use planning, and innovative financing such as District Improvement Financing), environmental law (including a widely recognized brownfields practice), construction law, public finance, municipal law, corporate law, health care law, labor and employment law and litigation. Bowditch & Dewey recently established a government practice that leverages the experience of lawyers who previously served government agencies, including environmental, transportation & construction, labor, consumer affairs, and anti-discrimination agencies at the state and federal levels.
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.
President & Chief Executive Officer
803 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02127
BSC Group is a multidisciplinary consulting firm committed to supporting New England’s economic growth through the provision of engineering, planning, landscape architecture and ecological services. BSC offers client-focused solutions to support land development, transportation, and energy projects in the Northeast. BSC is headquartered in Boston with additional offices in Massachusetts and Connecticut. BSC’s capabilities are augmented by the expertise of its affiliated firm, Geonetics, a software consulting firm specializing in the development of custom solutions for the engineering and transportation industries.
Director of Leasing and Business Development
One Campanelli Drive
Braintree, MA 02184
Established in 1947, Campanelli is a third generation, full-service commercial real estate development and acquisition company with extensive experience in the industrial, office, medical office, warehouse/distribution, retail, educational and cold storage markets. Campanelli began building homes during WWII and transitioned from residential to commercial real estate in the 1960’s. The team, known for its seamless ability to work with its clients and act as the “real estate division” of a company, has developed 11 business parks in Massachusetts, over 20 million square feet across the nation and provided international development consulting and site selection services. The company’s signature capabilities include land development, design and build, redevelopment and value-added acquisitions. It is Campanelli’s all-encompassing and quality services that have led to its successful track record as a highly-regarded developer; from site selection, feasibility analysis, local, state and federal permitting, to architectural and engineering design, building construction and facilities and property management. For more information, visit Campanelli.com.
Lucille C. Servidio
Senior Vice President
293 Boston Post Road, West
Marlborough, MA 01752
An award-winning, national and state certified women-owned business (WBENC, WBE) and small business enterprise, Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. provides multi-faceted environmental, health and safety (EH&S) consulting and engineering services which lead its industrial and institutional clients toward sustainable growth. Clients who work with CAPACCIO reduce operational risks and preserve their company’s’ brand and many continuously make the Boston Globe’s and Newsweek’s “Greenest Companies” and “Best Financial Performers” lists as well as Boston Business Journal’s list of “Greenest Publically Traded Companies. For more information about CAPACCIO, please visit www.capaccio.com.
CBRE/New England, a joint venture with CBRE Group, Inc., has offices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine and New Hampshire. CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of revenue). The company has approximately 70,000 employees, and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting.
1 International Place
Boston, MA 02110
Chase Commercial Banking serves middle market clients nationwide with annual revenue generally ranging from $20 million to $500 million, and provides financing to real estate investors and owners. Through strong partnerships across our entire firm, Chase Middle Market Banking is uniquely positioned to provide access to a complete range of products and services. Commercial Banking has a long history of providing comprehensive solutions, including lending and international treasury services, foreign exchange, technology and investment banking. Chase offers businesses and not-for-profit entities in Massachusetts the convenience and vast banking network of Chase, combined with access to the thought leadership and global financial capabilities of J.P. Morgan. Chase serves commercial clients throughout New England and have over 1,000 employees working in local MA offices.
Gregory P. Buscone
Senior Vice President - Market Manager
28 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Citizens Bank is one of the world’s leading commercial banking institutions. Through its US retail division, it operates a 12-state branch networked under the Citizens Bank and Charter One brand names with more than 1,500 branches, approximately 3,900 ATMs and more than 20,900 employees.
Director of Business Strategy
Mayor's Office of Economic Development, City of Boston
One City Hall Plaza, Room 603
Boston, MA 02201
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.
200 State Street
Boston MA 02109
CoreNet Global New England Chapter is the premier association for corporate real estate professionals with more than 8,000 members around the world. It brings together colleagues, partners, competitors, and future employers in the corporate real estate industry and strives to create a global network of professionals in this field. CoreNet Global New England Chapter helps leading multinational companies from the Fortune and Global 1000 to create strategic value for its enterprises in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and North America. Please visit their Chapter page here.
43 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Cutler Associates is a premier East Coast construction firm since 1972, providing collaborative project delivery through integrated planning, design, estimating, and construction management services. Specializing in corporate and industrial facilities, Cutler serves as the owner’s single point of contact throughout the building process. With its guidance and industry-specific knowledge, owner management teams can make highly informed decisions on options and alternative to meet budget and building performance priorities – assured that associated risks are under control.
16 Huron Drive
Natick, MA 01760
Dacon is a fully-integrated design-build construction management firm. Dacon focuses on providing unsurpassed technical and professional services to program, plan, and build the business infrastructures necessary for the growth and success of its clients.
Dacon professionals excel at working with corporate clients and developers, understanding their businesses, and creating facilities that make their businesses better. Since 1985, Dacon has provided exceptional design, engineering, and construction services for hundreds of clients – building its success one project at a time. With the passion to deliver results that support clients’ current and future business goals, Dacon solidifies its belief that it’s not the building, but the process that makes Dacon unique.
Geoffrey A. Howell
33 Arch Street, 26th Floor
Boston, MA 02110-1447
DLA Piper is an international law firm providing local, national, and multi-national clients with services in the core areas of Corporate and Finance, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Government Affairs, Tax and Real Estate. Its Boston practice is backed by more than 4,200 lawyers across the firm globally, working with clients on Real Estate, Litigation, Government Affairs, Tax and Corporate and Securities related matters. DLA Piper’s real estate lawyers offer a full range of transactional, development, leasing, and advisory services to a wide array of clients. Its litigation group is comprised of seasoned trial lawyers who are experienced in all areas of business litigation. DLA Piper’s corporate and securities lawyers in Boston have a broad-based practice with special emphasis on emerging companies, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, and fund formation.
SVP & Team Leader
Commercial Banking North
605 Broadway, LF 24
Saugus, MA 01906
Founded in 1818 and based in Boston, Eastern Bank is a $10 billion bank with offices from New Hampshire to Cape Cod. Eastern Bank offers banking, investments and insurance all under one roof, and prides itself on working harder to understand its customers’ needs so it can deliver these services in a committed and personal way. Eastern Bank includes Eastern Wealth Management and Eastern Insurance.
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: 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.
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 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.
Manager | Tax Credits & Incentives Advisory Services
200 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116
Ernst & Young (EY) is committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration. EY wants to build a better working world through its own actions and by engaging with like-minded organizations and individuals. This is its purpose — and why EY exists as an organization. Running through the organization is a strong sense of obligation to serve a number of different stakeholders who count on the team to deliver quality and excellence in everything it does. EY wants to use its global reach and scale to convene the conversation about the challenges facing economies and the capital markets. When business works better, the world works better.
Community Relations & Economic Development
One NSTAR Way
Westwood, MA 02090
Eversource Energy operates New England’s largest utility system serving more than 3.6 million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Eversource Energy is dedicated to this region, as well as the people, energy and technology so vital to its security, stability and economic strength.
Debra L. Booth
Corporate Director of Marketing & Communications
249 Vanderbilt Avenue
Norwood, MA 02062
GZA provides geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water and construction management services to a wide array of private and public clients. Born in 1964 and based in Massachusetts, GZA has offices in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, Appalachian and Great Lakes regions and has completed projects in almost every state and in numerous countries. The firm currently ranks 116th in ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms list and 95th in its Top 200 Environmental Firms list. Employee-owned and operating as One Company out of 30 locations including Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, and Milwaukee, the firm’s approach to business is to be “proactive by design” with a commitment to excellence in external and internal communications.
28 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Hinckley Allen provides a high quality legal service through an attentive, creative and aggressive application of the law to clients’ needs. The team has the talent and capacity to effectively manage the most challenging legal matters. Hinckley Allen’s practical, responsive approach to meeting clients’ legal needs enhances its services to clients looking for legal answers. Because questions often cross legal disciplines, its structure encourages and supports collaboration.
77 Fourth Ave. | Suite 100 | Waltham, MA 02451
OFFICE: 781-565-2850 | MOBILE: 781-640-6503 | FAX: 866-309-1274
Insperity, a trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for more than 30 years, provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Insperity® Business Performance Advisors offer the most comprehensive suite of products and services available in the marketplace. Insperity delivers administrative relief, better benefits, reduced liabilities and a systematic way to improve productivity through its premier Workforce Optimization™ solution. Additional company offerings include Human Capital Management, Payroll Services, Time and Attendance, Performance Management, Organizational Planning, Recruiting Services, Employment Screening, Financial Services, Expense Management, Retirement Services and Insurance Services. Insperity business performance solutions support more than 100,000 businesses with over 2 million employees. With 2014 revenues of $2.7 billion, Insperity operates in 57 offices throughout the United States.
President and COO
2345 Washington Street, Unit 201
Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462
Investment Consulting Associates provides location strategies for both business and for economic development. ICA understands that locations are strategic assets. Every community and site brings different strengths and liabilities for a company – these intimately drive labor force, operating costs, workflow, logistics flow, P&L, tax and regulatory environment for the business. Investment Consulting Associates understands how these factors impact business and community success and use this knowledge to help clients make better informed strategic location decisions. Core services include portfolio strategy, site selection, market assessment, business attraction, financial feasibility, and government coordination. Its services allow companies, communities, developers, and investors match business to place and maximize the value of their real estate holdings. They also maintain locationselector.com and ICAincentives.com – online tools for site selection and incentive deals.
Michael J. Wilson, LEED AP
Director of Strategic Development
3 Batterymarch Park, Fifth Floor
Quincy, MA 02169
J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. is a leader in providing construction management and pre-construction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the New England region and beyond. For over 19 years, its strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities has made JC&A a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts 9 years in a row and CoreNet recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year.” More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.
Dorrian Cohen Fragola
Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
29 Sawyer Road
Waltham, MA 02453
Janitronics Building Services is the largest privately held and locally managed building services companies in Massachusetts. Janitronics Building Services has been an outstanding provider of premier building services in the greater Boston area for 40 years. Our team understands that a clean, attractive environment helps an organization draw the best employees, improves the quality of work life and is essential in making a positive first impression to the most discerning visitor or potential customer. Janitronics Building Services provides superior cleaning, maintenance, and specialty services to some of the most prestigious properties in downtown Boston, Cambridge and numerous suburban locations. They maintains the iconic Prudential Center and 200 Clarendon Street (formally the John Hancock Tower). With a specialty and significant training in the biotechnology and life sciences field, Janitronics provides services to industry leaders such as Biogen, Alnylam, The Broad Institute and a host of others. Corporate clients such as Bain Capital, Forrester, The Andover Companies and many more have been doing business with Janitronics for many years. Janitronics specializes in building client partnerships by assessing the needs of its clients, providing innovative advice and technologies, providing a safe work environment and training opportunities for its employees and by responding immediately to client requests, especially during building emergencies. For more information visit Janitronics.
One Post Office Square, 26th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
JLL is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate whose expert teams deliver integrated services throughout New England. JLL prides themselves on a collaborative approach, using best-in-class market intelligence to ensure clients achieve continuous success. It is a market leader in capital markets, construction, corporate account management, development advisory, leasing, project management, property management, marketing and research. A Fortune 500 company (NYSE: JLL) with annual fee revenue of $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, it has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.
JLL is the only full-service real estate firm with an in-house commercial property construction company and will help with any aspects of the construction process. In addition to commercial construction, the team can assist with any property management concerns with a complete real estate solution. For more information, contact Peter Stankiewicz, Managing Director of JLL’s Construction Group, via email at or via phone at 617-531-4182.
510 Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
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.
91 Main Street, Suite 204
Marlborough, MA 01752
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.
President & 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 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.
Thomas J. Sommer
Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC)
650 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118 - USA
MassMEDIC was established in 1996 by company executives interested in promoting the unique interests of the state’s vibrant medical device sector. Now with 350 member companies, MassMEDIC has become the largest regional medical device organization in the nation. MassMEDIC maintains an active calendar of events, with morning informational seminars, an Annual Conference (May) and a MedTech Investors Conference (November). In addition, the organization represents industry interests on Beacon Hill and Capitol Hill and before various state and federal agencies.
Deputy Chief of Staff
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.
President & CEO
1671 Worcester Road, Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: (508) 879-5600
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.
Charles T. Dwyer
Senior Vice President, Regional Commercial Banking Manager
Middlesex Savings Bank
6 Main Street
Natick, MA 01760
phone: 508-599-5935 cell: 774-270-2471
With roots dating back to 1835, Middlesex Savings Bank is the leading community-oriented mutual bank in Massachusetts, offering a full range of products and services to meet the financial needs of consumers and businesses. Middlesex is committed to providing outstanding value in consumer, business and commercial banking. With over $4 billion in assets and 29 branch offices located in 24 communities, Middlesex is one of the largest and strongest banks in the state and a leader in commercial lending.
Executive Vice President/Principal
303 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
Headquartered in Boston, NAI Hunneman is a leading provider of commercial real estate services to corporations, institutions and the private market. NAI Hunneman is a member of NAI Global, the premier network of independent commercial real estate firms and one of the largest commercial real estate service providers worldwide. NAI Global manages a network of 5,000 professionals and 350 offices in 55 countries throughout the world. NAI professionals work together with its global management team to help clients strategically optimize their real estate assets. To learn more about NAI Hunneman and the NAI Global Network please visit www.naihunneman.com.
Chief Executive Officer
144 Gould Street, Suite 140
Needham, MA 02494
phone: 781-453-6900 x1
NAIOP Massachusetts, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is a leading voice for commercial real estate and represents the interests of companies that develop, own or manage office, retail, multi-family, industrial, laboratory, mixed use and institutional real estate in the Commonwealth, as well as the professionals that serve the industry. In addition to providing outstanding education and networking opportunities for over 1,600 members, NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. www.naiopma.org.
Senior Managing Director
470 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Boston office opened in 2007 with a team of locally seasoned professionals. The operation further expanded in 2008 with the addition of a local team of brokerage professionals, a property management division, and retail services – strengthening Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s foothold in the Greater Boston market and significantly growing the operation. Additionally, in January 2011 Thompson Hennessey Partners, which includes 10 brokers, have joined the team, further broadening its reach and experience. The Boston office prides itself on utilizing teamwork and diverse experience to help clients achieve their goals. Newmark’s real estate professionals provide a comprehensive suite of services that includes tenant and landlord representation, retail services, investment sales, property management and project management. Clients benefit from the firm’s unique approach to real estate services which analyzes each client’s financial, cultural, strategic and operational aspirations. Using Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s unparalleled support system, its professionals implement the best strategy for achieving those objectives while minimizing real estate costs
President & CEO
860 South Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone: 978-353-7600 x225
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/
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210
The law firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP has deep roots in Boston and a long-standing reputation of business savvy and pragmatism. The firm’s service model relies on teams of subject-matter experts using their knowledge of the market, the players and the law to help clients get things done. Clients have access to a broad platform of legal expertise and resources in business and finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and land use, labor and employment, tax and trusts and estates.
Vice President – Construction and Development
Two Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035-1388
Building on the Kraft family’s vision to create an economic driver for eastern Massachusetts, Patriot Place is a super-regional, outdoor mixed-use center centrally located between Boston and Providence. The center is located adjacent to Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, directly off of Route 1, a state highway that connects the area’s major thoroughfares including I-95, I-495, I-295, SR-27 and SR-1A. Patriot Place exemplifies a new standard in retail, dining, entertainment and living. Visitors to Patriot Place enjoy a terrific collection of stores, including New England’s first Bass Pro Shops and one of the area’s largest Trader Joe’s stores. Patriot Place is also the region’s premier dining destination, featuring 15 restaurants, including Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, CBS Scene, Bar Louie, Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro, Skipjack’s, Tavolino Pizza Gourmet, Olive Garden, and Twenty-8. In addition to retail and dining, Patriot Place features entertainment attractions like Showcase Live, a 16,000 square-foot live entertainment venue; National Amusements Cinema de Lux, a state-of-the-art 14-screen theater; and The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon, a world-class interactive museum celebrating the history of the New England Patriots and football in New England. Additional mixed-use offerings at Patriot Place include the Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center, providing a variety of outpatient and day surgery services in a convenient location for area patients, and the 154-room Renaissance Hotel, and 136-room Hilton Garden Inn (opening Fall 2016), delivering its first-class services to sports fans, business travelers and tourists alike. The amenities offered by Patriot Place promise to provide a perfect complement to a large-scale office campus on over 200 acres presently being planned for the site. More information on Patriot Place can be found at www.patriot-place.com.
225 Franklin Street, Suite 1100, Boston, MA 02110
Perkins+Will is an international interdisciplinary architecture and design firm where design, technology, and research converge to create places that improve how people live, learn, work, and play. Perkins+Will’s Boston office serves clients throughout Massachusetts, New England, the US and beyond, working in a variety of markets including corporate, commercial + civic, healthcare, higher education, science + technology, and sports + recreation. The firm is known for its design ingenuity, its technical expertise, its cutting-edge research and its unswerving commitment to it’s clients, including Biogen Idec, Genzyme, Harvard University, Microsoft, Partners Healthcare, Philips, and Schneider Electric.
Recently ranked as one of the top 5 most innovative architectural firms by Fast Company, the award-winning Perkins+Will is consistently counted among the world’s top design firms. Social responsibility is fundamental to the firm’s outlook, annually donating one percent of its services to non-profits. With pioneering tools to advance sustainable practices, the largest green building portfolio in North America, and a commitment to the 2030 Challenge, Perkins+Will is recognized as a leading sustainable design firm.
Corydon L Thurston
Pittsfield Economic Development Authority
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.
Vice President, Business Development
1400 District Avenue
Burlington MA 01803
PM Group is an international provider of professional services in engineering design, architecture and project management. PM Group’s 2,200 multi-disciplinary staff is fully focused on successfully delivering complex high technology projects for clients in over 30 countries worldwide. PM Group’s expertise covers a range of sectors including Life Sciences, Food, Data Centers, Advanced Manufacturing and Energy. PM Group’s local office is in Burlington, MA.
Global Business Partner for Public Affairs
500 Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Sanofi Genzyme, the specialty care global business unit of Sanofi, focuses on rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, and immunology. Sanofi Genzyme helps people with debilitating and complex conditions that are often difficult to diagnose and treat. The company’s approach is shaped by our experience developing highly specialized treatments and forging close relationships with physician and patient communities. Sanofi Genzyme is dedicated to discovering and advancing new therapies, providing hope to patients and their families around the world. Learn more at www.sanofigenzyme.com.
David B L'Heureux
New England Middle Market
Mail Code: MA1-SST-05-15
75 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Tel: 617-757-5520 (425520)
Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the top 25 retail banks in the United States by deposits, with a presence in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Santander’s 9,218 employees serve the financial goals of American consumers and businesses through its 718 branches and 2,099 ATMs. Headquartered in Boston, Santander is supervised by the Office of the Currency of the Comptroller and is FDIC insured. Santander in the United States is a wholly-owned, financially autonomous member of the Santander Group. For more information about Santander in the United States, visit www.santanderbank.com or call 877-768-2265.
President and CEO
1050 Hingham St.
Rockland, MA 02370
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.
40 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02109
Strategic Workspaces, L.L.C. with offices and showrooms in downtown Boston is a locally owned leader in building and furnishing the workspace for Corporate, Life Science, Healthcare and Educational environments. Its employees consist of office furniture, construction and design professionals with an average of over 10 years of industry experience. Owner involvement on each and every project assures project success. Strategic Workspaces has most recently been recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of the fastest growing companies in Massachusetts. Strategic Workspaces are proud sponsors of Massachusetts Bio Tech Council, IIDA, IFMA and New England Chapter of CoreNet.
Richard L. Shafer
1380 Bay Street, Suite A
Taunton, Ma. 02780
508-824-5857, cell 508-230-4152
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.
Market President for Boston Metro South and Rhode Island
200 State St, 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services. The company has particularly strong ties to the Massachusetts community and services approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
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.
99 High Street, 30th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Transwestern is a full-service commercial real estate firm offering strategic real estate solutions to discerning clients worldwide. Through a keen understanding of its client’s business objectives, an approach rooted in teamwork and timely, accurate research, Transwestern crafts creative, innovative solutions that provide its clients a competitive advantage in solving their local, national, and international real estate challenges. The firm has built a solid team of experts in brokerage, investment sales, market research, financial analysis with CPA capability, lease/portfolio review, location strategy, economic incentives advisory and operating and tax expense audit.
Dr. J. Lynn Griesemer
Associate Vice President for Economic Development, UMass President’s Office and Executive Director, UMass Donahue Institute
The University of Massachusetts mission is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge, help build the economy and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world. The University system consists of five campuses covering every region in the state – the flagship campus in Amherst, the medical school campus in Worcester, and three comprehensive campuses in Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell. The University helps create jobs, prepares its students to succeed in jobs, and inspires social activity that strengthens communities in every region of Massachusetts. In fact, the University of Massachusetts is one of the state’s largest economic engines, generating over $6B impact and 45,000 jobs annually. In fiscal 2014, UMass research and development expenditures exceeded $600 million, and UMass technology licensing revenue was over $30 million. Enrollment has grown to over 73,000 – a growth of 30 percent over the last decade – and the University awards over 16,000 degrees annually, with most of its graduates choosing to live and work in the Commonwealth.
John R. DiNapoli
Municipal & Community Services Manager
285 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg, MA 01420-8207
Unitil provides energy for life by safely and reliably delivering natural gas and electricity in New England. We are committed to the communities we serve and to developing people, business practices, and technologies that lead to the delivery of dependable, more efficient energy. Unitil Corporation is a public utility holding company with operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Together, Unitil’s operating utilities serve approximately 104,300 electric customers and 79,900 natural gas customers. Other subsidiaries include Usource, Unitil’s non-regulated business segment. For more information about our people, technologies, and community involvement please visit www.unitil.com.
Co-Founder & Chairman
101 Walnut Street
Watertown, MA 02471
VHB’s passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers provides consulting services to clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as to federal, state and local governments. Ranked 72nd in the nation among top design firms by ENR, VHB partners with its clients from 23 offices along the east coast to improve mobility, enhance communities, and strengthen economic vitality, while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of its environment.
Economic Development Coordinator - Town of Westborough
34 W Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581
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. 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.
President of Executive Search/Corporate
880 Winter Street, Suite 200
Waltham, MA 02451
Whether partnering with WinterWyman for retained and executive search or specialized contract staffing needs, it is an authority in finding top Technology, Accounting, Finance and HR executives, leaders and talent. WinterWyman’s approach is highly strategic and collaborative, ensuring only the highest caliber, most appropriate prospects are recruited. For over 40 years the firm has been helping power the Massachusetts’ economy by recruiting talent for emerging start-ups, growing businesses and industry leaders. The company has been consistently recognized as one of Boston’s Largest Executive Search Firms, Largest Temporary Placement Firms, and a Best Place to Work.
Stephen P. Flavin
Vice President and Dean, Academic and Corporate Development
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. Its 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. WPI’s talented faculty work with students on interdisciplinary research that seeks solutions to important and socially relevant problems in fields as diverse as the life sciences and bioengineering, energy, information security, materials processing, and robotics. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university’s innovative Global Perspective Program. There are more than 25 WPI project centers throughout North America and Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe.
Senior Director of Business 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. 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.
Wyman Street Advisor
404 Wyman Street, Suite 250
Waltham, MA 02451
work 781-684-1200 ext. 26
Wyman Street Advisors is involved in commercial brokerage, consulting and development. Founded on the ideals of personal service, long-term relationships, unbiased advice, and market intelligence. Its professionals average 15 years in the industry, and deliver demonstrated solutions untainted by the quest for the next commissionable transaction or quick deal. Rather, Wyman Street Advisors’ client relationships are primarily advisory in nature and long term. It is the goal to be involved in the evaluation, strategic planning, and execution of clients real estate strategies, and to collaborate with clients who value advice and consult regularly with the Wyman Street Advisors’ team.