The following market overviews contemplate the economic characteristics of the regions of Massachusetts. The reports highlight the strengths of each region and suggest areas for improvement as well as target industries for future growth.

These documents were prepared in conjunction with the Chapter 43D program to provide a resource for municipalities and regions to inform their decision-making and planning for the future. Each report touches the following topics:

  • Economic development resource assessment process
  • Target industries by region
  • Life cycles of businesses and impact on resource needs
  • Quality of life: cost of living and housing
  • University R&D that supports target industries
  • College and university enrollment as a labor source
  • Transportation resources
  • Real estate and utilities


Regional Market Overviews

MetroWest Region pdf format of Metrowest Regional Overview.pdf
file size 8MB  

Berkshire Region 

Greater Boston Region 

Merrimack Valley Region 

North Central Region 

South Worcester Country 

Southeastern Region 

Western Region pdf format of Western Region overview.pdf
file size 9MB