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  • MEDC Energy Conference – June 17, 2016
    MEDC Energy Conference – June 17, 2016

    The Massachusetts Economic Development Council presents: “Renewable Energy Landscape in Massachusetts”.  The morning will have two panel discussions regarding renewable energy.  The first will focus on local strategies for cost competitiveness, while the second will focus on policies, programs and incentives and how they affect the local & state economy.  There will be opportunities for Q&A with our knowledgeable speakers. $35 for Members, $40 for non-Members Click Here for more information or to register for the event.

  • MEDC Spring Conference – March 18, 2016
    MEDC Spring Conference – March 18, 2016

    The Massachusetts Economic Development Council presents: "The Silver Tsunami - Aging Business Owners - What Are the Options?".  The morning will begin with an overview of the "Silver Tsunami" phenomenon and its impact on Massachusetts, especially Gateway Cities.  Panel discussions will focus on the nuts and bolts of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) and Co-Ops as succession strategies, and business owners will provide personal insight with case studies of both options.  A round table discussion will give attendees an opportunity to talk about strategies that can be used in their own communities.   Click Here for more information or to register!

  • Event Recap – December 10, 2015 Joint MEDC/NEDA Event & MEDC Annual Meeting
    Event Recap – December 10, 2015 Joint MEDC/NEDA Event & MEDC Annual Meeting

    MEDC partnered with NEDA on December 10, 2015 at TechSpring in Springfield, MA for its Winter Conference: "Building and Sustaining an Innovation Culture and Eco-System".  MEDC also held it's 52nd Annual Meeting. We want to thank our morning panelists: Tamar Kotelchuck - Director, Working Cities Initiative, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Helen Fruscio - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology, Commonwealth of MA Jim Damicis - Senior Vice President, Camoin Associates Thank you to Dan Hodge - Principal, Hodge Economic Consulting for providing an economic forecast to the group.  Click here for a copy of his great presentation.  Economic Forecast Presentation Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno took time out of his busy schedule to bring a welcoming message to the group, followed by a great presentation by John "JV" Valentine - Director of Partnerships, MassChallenge. MEDC held their Annual Meeting, where Kathy McCabe presented longtime board member Mary Waldron with a Certificate of Appreciation for her time and commitment over the past 10 years on the MEDC Board of Directors.  President Elect Trevor Beauregard presented outgoing President Joe Bevilacqua a plaque for his time as Board Present the past few years.   NEDA presented a Learning Lab in the afternoon, with great discussion within small breakout groups, followed by a collective group discussion where each group shared their ideas on the topic. 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  • MEDC Winter Conference & Annual Meeting December 10, 2015
    MEDC Winter Conference & Annual Meeting December 10, 2015

    Join MEDC on Thursday, December 10th in Springfield, MA for their winter conference.  This year, MEDC will be partnering with NEDA for a joint event that looks at “Building and Sustaining an Innovation Culture and Eco-System”.  This event will feature a panel on innovation, an economic forecast, the MEDC Annual Meeting, and a Learning Lab.

  • Humans Need Not Apply- MEDC Summer 2015 Conference August 21, 2015
    Humans Need Not Apply- MEDC Summer 2015 Conference August 21, 2015

    Join us on August 21, 2015 for an economic development event that looks at how trends in automation are changing our productivity, need for human capital, and our culture.  The conference will offer a panel discussion on employment, shrinking job opportunities due to advances in automation, and a growing skills shortage in our labor force.

  • MEDC Annual Meeting and Conference Recap
    MEDC Annual Meeting and Conference Recap

    MEDC held it's 51st Annual Meeting and Conference on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge Massachusetts. Ken Messina Business Services Manager of the Department of Career Services Department of Labor and Workforce Development Mr. Messina discussed the available programs to help Massachusetts businesses including the new Mass BizWorks which is a free comprehensive service to help businesses grow, hire, train workers, while reducing costs. You can find Mr. Messina's PowerPoint presentation here: Ken Messina. Annamarie Kersten Massachusetts Office of Business Development Economic Development Incentive Program Director Ms. Kersten provided a comprehensive overview of the recent changes to MOBD's Economic Development Incentive Program. Her session also gave a comprehensive overview of the key eligibility requirements, application process, annual reporting information, and program benefits. You can find Ms. Kersten's PowerPoint presentation here: Annamarie Kersten Tania Hartford MassDevelopment Director of Real Estate Services Ms. Hartford discussed MassDevelopment's Transformational Development Initiative along with, the comprehensive suite of economic development services that are available to cities and towns through MassDevelopment. You can find Ms. Hartford's PowerPoint presentation here: Tania Hartford Secretary Gregory Bialecki gave the luncheon keynote address and was awarded with a special award for his significant contributions and leadership in the field of economic development here in Massachusetts over the last 8 years as the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development. MEDC also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award to longtime board member Richard "Dick" Shafer, Dick was recognized for his tireless efforts in the city of Taunton as the Economic Development Director for the Industrial Development Corporation.

  • MEDC ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE December 4, 2014
    MEDC ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE December 4, 2014

    Registration Open, Thursday, December 4, 2014 (revised date) for the 51st Annual Massachusetts Economic Development Council Annual Meeting and Conference, an important event that aims to bridge the gap between policy and practice on key issues facing economic and community development professionals here in Massachusetts. The conference will feature a wide-range of topics that will inform and affect how policy is formed and how economic development practice is carried out locally, regionally, and across the Commonwealth. Secretary Gregory Bialecki will be the featured luncheon keynote speaker. Secretary Bialecki has served as the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since his appointment in 2009. As Governor Patrick's housing and economic development advisor and cabinet member, Secretary Bialecki has oversight of 14 state agencies that carry out on the Administration's top priorities in business development, housing and community development, consumer affairs, and business regulation. The Secretary will provide an update on the Commonwealth's economic development strategy with an emphasis on the impacts for local and regional economic development.

  • Current Economic Development Job Opportunities
    Current Economic Development Job Opportunities

    Check out these current Economic Development Job Opportunities! Economic Development Coordinator Stoughton Manufacturing Consortium Manager,  Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board

  • Request for Proposals: Build Northeast Conference September 2014
    Request for Proposals: Build Northeast Conference September 2014

    Request for Proposals for Conference Sessions BUILD NORTHEAST CONFERENCE Worcester, MA  September 7-9, 2014 Proposals due by March 21, 2014 RFP for Build Northeast 2014 Program A group of leading economic development and business assistance organizations are joining forces to produce an exciting and innovative conference that will explore how we might enhance and further develop the economy in our region and take action to help our communities thrive. We plan to offer a broad array of program topics, professional tools and networking opportunities that will provide high value to conference attendees. Partnering organizations are: ● Massachusetts Economic Development Council (MEDC) ● National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) ● Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA) ● Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC) ● Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce ● US Small Business Administration

  • MEDC Concludes 50th Year with Annual Meeting
    MEDC Concludes 50th Year with Annual Meeting

    MEDC concluded our 50th Anniversary Year at the Publick House in Sturbridge Massachusetts with our Annual Meeting on December 12, 2013. We were pleased to award Robert Hubbard with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his year of service and dedication to the field of economic development, most recently as the Director of Community Development and Planning for Gardner Massachusetts. Pictures below with his colleague Trevor Beauregard who as succedded him in the position. Rob is a longtime MEDC member, past president and former Treasurer. We wish him the best as he transitions into a new role as an economic development consultant.