Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
Community and Economic Development Planner
160 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
978-374-0519, ext. 28
Merrimack Valley Planning Commission promotes community and regional collaboration and innovation; plans for the strategic growth and development and assists in regional development economically, efficiently and with an eye to the future.
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
5 Patti Page Way
Centerville, MA 02632
The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that works to strengthen and promote regional economic vitality, while addressing related cultural, environmental and community concerns. It continues to lead a regional effort to diversify and support the region’s economy, especially that which is water dependent. Dubbed the Blue Economy, the counties who share coastlines have found common opportunities in water research, restoration and recreation. Sharing Cape Cod Bay, Buzzards Bay, Nantucket Sound and Vineyard Sound, the five-county region has begun to coalesce around the Blue Economy Project and to implement a roadmap to catalyze a resilient and diverse economy.
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Member Services Coordinator
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is an independent, nonprofit organization that is the convener, voice and advocate of our region’s business community. Our purpose is to make Greater Boston the best place for businesses and people to thrive, and we do this by connecting business leaders, informing them on the most important issues facing our region, analyzing and shaping public policies that sustain our region’s competitiveness, and providing leadership development programs that foster professional growth.
Town of Chelmsford
Director of Business Development
50 Billerica Road, Room 206
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Founded in 1655 through farming community, the Town of Chelmsford’s historic buildings and Forefather’s Burial Grounds are invested and cherished by the community. This Town provides a diverse base of independent businesses along with corporate and global industries all providing thousands of jobs for Chelmsford. Commerce and eateries are conveniently available throughout the community with unique shops and national stores. There are several major highway arteries providing workforce and travel transportation in abundance to points of Route 3, Route 495, in addition to Routes 3A, 4, 27, 40, 110, and 129. Significant potential for expanding business to locate directly along Route 129, providing the ultimate site options for accessibility to workforce, housing, commerce, and the technology cluster.
200 Friberg Parkway, Suite 1003
Westborough, MA 01581
Formed in 2003, the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership is a regional economic development non-profit organization governed by municipal officials, regional employers, legislators, environmentalists, and educators that addresses the needs of the 35 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 accomplishments 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. The Partnership works with MassEcon and state agencies on business location opportunities, and is a longtime partner of the Massachusetts Office of Business Development through the Regional Economic Development Organization program.
Brockton 21st Century
B21 (Brockton 21st Century Corp.)
60 School Street, #C
Brockton, MA 02301
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.
City of Boston
Senior Advisor to the Chief
Mayor's Office of Economic Development, City of Boston
One City Hall Plaza, Room 603
Boston, MA 02201
The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) for the City of Boston was created in 2014 to to make Boston an appealing place for working families, entrepreneurs, businesses, and investors to innovate, grow, and thrive in a way that foster inclusion, broadens opportunity, and shares prosperity, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all Bostonians and the experience for all visitors. The Business Strategy Unit within OED is focused on business attraction and engagement across key growth and emerging industries such as the life sciences, high tech, clean tech, advance manufacturing, and the creative economy, providing a one-stop resource for businesses seeking to expand, relocate, or become a community partner with the City of Boston.
Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts
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, East of the River Chamber (ERC5), 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.
Economic Development Incentives, Inc.
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.
Kendall Square Association
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.
Marlborough Economic Development Corporation
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.
Chief of Staff
99 High Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
MassDevelopment provides financing and real estate solutions to hundreds of projects across Massachusetts. Our collaborations create jobs, revitalize communities and stimulate the economy. MassDevelopment’s programs include bond financing, loans and guarantees, tax credits, technical assistance, and more. We also manage available property in locations throughout the state. For more information, visit MassDevelopment.com.
Deputy Director, Department of Strategic & Business Planning
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.
MetroWest Chamber of Commerce
Membership & Community Engagement Director
1671 Worcester Road, Suite 301
Framingham, MA 01701
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.
North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC)
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/
Pittsfield Economic Development Authority (PEDA)
Corydon L Thurston
Pittsfield Economic Development Authority
P.O. Box 617
Pittsfield, MA 01202
Business Development Manager
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. We’re a four season cultural and recreation destination, with short commutes and 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.
South Shore Chamber of Commerce
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.
City of Framingham
Director of Community & Economic Development
150 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702
The Framingham EDIC is a City 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 a strategic location and access to greater Boston, an educated workforce, and a high quality of life. Framingham is home to the world headquarters for a number of major corporations, including Bose, Staples, and TJX. The Town also hosts growing life sciences and IT clusters, anchored by Sanofi Genzyme and Boston Heart Diagnostics, as well as the IDG Group and Applause App Quality. For more on Framingham’s advantages, visit http://www.chooseframingham.com/
Framingham has implemented a simplified, five-step process to advance permitting decisions in a predictable and timely manner. For details, see http://www.framinghamma.gov/1948/Permit-Framingham.
Westborough Economic Development Committee
Economic Development Coordinator
34 W Main Street
Westborough, MA 01581
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.
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
President and CEO
446 Main Street, Suite 200
Worcester, MA 01609
phone: 508-753-2924, ext. 244
The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber in New England with more than 2,300 members and a 2019 Worcester Business Journal Best of Business winner recognized as “Best Chamber of Commerce.” It is the lead organization for the region’s business community, providing public policy advocacy, economic development, marketing, and more than 200 events annually — including industry-specific roundtables — that feature networking, educational, mentoring, and lead generation opportunities. The Chamber’s strategic agenda is built around the “Recruit, Retain, and Incubate” framework to bring new interest to the region, keep existing businesses here, and foster new development. The Chamber has taken a leadership role in economic development and is actively promoting Worcester’s Value Proposition to generate interest and investment in Worcester and the region. It is an active member of Worcester’s Economic Development Coordinating Council, working with our partners to maintain an organized focus on key projects and legislative priorities.