The Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP) is a three-way partnership between a company, the local community and the state government to foster job creation and stimulate business growth throughout the Commonwealth.  Participating companies may receive state and local tax incentives in exchange for job creation, manufacturing job retention and private investment commitments.

The Massachusetts Office of Business Development will be holding information sessions across the Commonwealth to offer municipalities an opportunity to learn about the administration of the EDIP since legislative reforms were enacted in 2010.  Key topics covered by the EDIP Team will include: Legislative changes to the EDIP, clarification on Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Special Tax Assessment (STA) agreements and their interface with the EDIP, project compliance and revocation process and an overview of the new company and municipal annual reporting system. 

If you wish to attend an information session, kindly RSVP to Andrew McDowell at andrew.mcdowell@state.ma.us.  Space is limited.  Please note: Sessions are targeted toward municipalities, however we invite members of the public and other affiliations to attend dependent on space availability. 

Information Sessions Schedule:                                                                

Region DateTime     Location
Western**Thursday, September 19th11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.Holyoke Community College
Central**Tuesday, October 1st2:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.Union Hall, Worcester
MetroWest**Tuesday, October 8th9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, Westborough
Southeast, Cape & the Islands**Tuesday, October 15th11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.Yarmouth, Association of Realtors Hall
North CentralWednesday, October 23rd1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.860 South Street,  Fitchburg
NortheastTuesday, October 29th10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.Merrimack College, Cascia Hall

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