3.3 Educate regional and local officials, municipal leaders and their staffs (one action item)

3.3.1 Establish and run annually a series of regionally-based economic development “academies” at which public and private participants experienced in economic development will conduct focused, intensive workshops on effective economic development strategies and techniques; economic development “best practices” will be shared and municipal accomplishments in economic development will be celebrated

Contact: R.J. McGrail

CY 2013 Progress

September 17, 2013 − Resources for Economic Development (West Regional Economic Development Academy) – Forest Park Country Club, Adams. Academy materials can be found here.

May 3, 2013 − Resources for Economic Development (South Regional Economic Development Academy) − Bridgewater State University. Academy materials can be found here.

May 22, 2013 – Investing in Infrastructure to Promote Development (North Regional Economic Development Academy) - Salem State University. Academy materials can be found here.

June 12, 2013 – Lessons in Transformative Economic Development (Central Regional Economic Development Academy) – Worcester Polytechnic Institute Gateway Park. Academy materials can be found here.

CY2012 Progress:

  • Mass Development coordinated five regionally based academies:
    • Fall River
    • Lawrence
    • Northampton
    • Devens
    • Framingham