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The purpose of economic development planning is to advance policies, programs, and projects to encourage economic opportunity for all. For our small towns and rural region, economic development creates a supportive environment for residents and businesses to prosper, which then fuels the overall economy and contributes to a municipality’s ability to generate revenue. Planning activities include addressing infrastructure needs, advancing downtown revitalization, and supporting business and workforce development programs, in partnership with regional organizations, local governments and state and federal agencies.

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The Draft 2023 Franklin County CEDS Annual Performance Report is available to view.  This document is the third of four reports that provides updates on demographic and economic data and…

The creation of the Director of Rural Affairs position was one of the top priorities of the MA Rural Policy…

Charles Rose Architects’ pathbreaking zero-net energy building in Greenfield, MA, the John W. Olver Transit Center, is a winner of…

In late 2022, the FRCOG developed economic development fact sheets for each Franklin County municipality to assist newly incoming or…

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FRCOG has been an active leader in regional broadband access equity issues since the “digital divide” emerged as a significant…

Recent Publications

The Economic Development staff has published a wealth of documents on the subject, which are available for the public to download. Here are links to the three most recent publications.

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Boards & Committees

CEDS Committee and Economic Development District Governing Board

Regional Brownfields Steering Committee

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