Public and Private Sector Perspectives in the Region
NATICK, MA – Doug Kehlhem, Senior Director at MassEcon, was joined on a panel at today’s MetroWest Economic Development Forum by MassEcon members Paul Joseph, President of the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, and Art Robert, Director of Community and Economic Development for the Town of Framingham. Lynn Tokarczyk, President of Business Development Strategies, James Errickson, Director of Community & Economic Development for the Town of Natick, and Vance Freymann, Director of Project Development for Consigli Construction also served on the panel where they discussed key resources for economic development in the MetroWest region.
Kehlhem’s presentation focused on real estate availability in the MetroWest region highlighting the ReadyMA 100 properties and successful projects in the region. The ReadyMass100 is an online portfolio of sites in Massachusetts that have been evaluated by a team of real estate experts and state partners and are certified for immediate occupancy or development. The properties have met key criteria relating to infrastructure, permitting, size and readiness. Thirteen of ReadyMass properties are within the MetroWest region.
“The MetroWest region has seen great success with companies expanding and relocating in the region,” said Kehlhem. “This event highlights success and keeps everyone on track for continued future success.”
MassEcon, founded in 1993, is a non-profit, non-partisan entity that serves as the state’s private sector partner in promoting Massachusetts as the premier choice for business growth. Its services include the state’s only Site Selection Service, which helps expanding and relocating companies find a home in the Commonwealth; the Research & Information Service, which provides companies with the information they need to evaluate the Commonwealth as a location to grow; and the Massachusetts Ambassadors, a network of civic and corporate leaders who help market Massachusetts as a place to do business. www.massecon.com.
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