A regional marketing and development initiative that highlights priority development projects and provides quick links to key municipal officials, zoning information, and community organizations.

The Municipal Modernization Act is chock-full of changes to municipal processes, financing structures, tax assessments, and bonding authorities and includes a new Workforce Housing Special Tax Assessment, enabling language to create an Industrial Development Finance Authority, and upgrades to the District Improvement Financing statute to allow for tax increment collected to reflect the new property tax revenue generated from […]

It’s back! The 6th round of the MassWorks Infrastructure Program is open. Applications will be accepted from August 22 through September 2, 2016. So what can be funded under the MassWorks Program, you ask? Projects generally fall under four categories and awarded to local governments and public agencies: Economic development in weak or distressed areas; […]

Eight sites in the Merrimack Valley are currently listed on MassEcon’s ReadyMass 100 top properties in the Commonwealth. Each of the ReadyMass 100 properties has been rigorously evaluated by a team of real estate experts and is certified for immediate occupancy or development.  The properties have met key criteria relating to infrastructure, permitting, size and readiness. […]

Are you a startup looking for funding? The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is kicking off the 5th round of InnovateMass, which will provide up to $150,000 in grant funding and technical support to help cleantech companies overcome commercialization funding barriers. Applications will be accepted until August 11, 2016. On July 26th at the Chestnut Innovation Center in Amesbury, meet with entrepreneurs, shake hands […]

Independent Retailer Month dedicates July to celebrate independent retailers across the country. Through in-store, online and community events and promotions, Independent Retailer Month encourages consumers to shop at locally-owned businesses. The goal is to highlight the positive social and economic impacts these businesses make local, nationally and globally. We encourage you to support and shop independent retailers throughout […]

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to encourage collaborations between the life and physical sciences that: 1) apply a multidisciplinary bioengineering approach to the solution of a biomedical problem; and 2) integrate, optimize, validate, translate or otherwise accelerate the adoption of promising tools, methods and techniques for a specific research or clinical problem […]

The New England B2B Networking Group will be hosting an exclusive business networking event in North Andover, MA on May 5th, at Craig, Deachman & Amann, PLLC located at 65A Flagship Drive. The event is from 8am to 9am with a $20.00 admission fee. Because space is limited to 10 people with no overlap of professions, you must […]

EDA recently released its Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) for the 2016 round of Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program funding.  The application period is currently open and will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time on June 24, 2016.     This year, a total of $15 million in Federal funding is available to create and expand cluster-focused proof-of-concept […]