3.2 Create regional and local economic development teams led by municipal officials who are “CEOs for Economic Development” (one action item)

Contact: R.J. McGrail

3.2.1 Within two years, ensure that at least 10% of the Commonwealth’s cities and towns have engaged in a structured process, building on the example of Northeastern University’s Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool, for establishing and implementing a collaborative local economic development strategy that includes regional and private sector participants and is led by the senior-most municipal officials

CY2012 Progress:

  • 14.5%, or 51 municipalities have completed the self-assessment tool.
  • Several events throughout the state highlighting the program with a high level of local participation.