Economic Development Committee

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The Board of Selectmen is seeking to appoint five (5) individuals to serve on the newly created Economic Development Committee.  Interested individuals are encouraged to fill out a Talent Bank Form and return it to the Office of the Town Manager (Northbridge Town Hall, 7 Main Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588).  CLICK TALENT BANK FORM TO DOWNLOAD.

At their meeting of December 4, 2017, the Northbridge Board of Selectmen voted to establish an Economic Development Committee, an advisory group created to assess and encourage economic development opportunities within the Town of Northbridge. 

The Committee shall be comprised of five (5) members appointed by the Board of Selectmen for terms of three (3) years, with preference given to individuals with professional expertise in commercial real estate financing or development; real estate law; technology; marketing or merchandising; business or non-profit organization development; business association and organization. 

The Committee shall also include one (1) member of the Board of Selectmen, one (1) member of the Planning Board and the Town Planner shall serve as ex-officio member.  The Committee shall report to the Town Manager.

The Economic Development Committee shall undertake the following initiatives, including but not limited to:

  • Oversee the implementation of the 5-year Action Plan identified in the recently completed Economic Development Strategic Plan (July 2017);
  • Support and promote the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park designation as it relates to tourism & economic development;
  • Collaborate/partner with the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce and other local businesses; and
  • Help facilitate, attract and encourage economic development opportunities within Northbridge.