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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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Happy New Year from all of us at the FRCOG! In the last quarter of 2023, we finalized several municipal…

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Atwood as our new Director of Planning. A long-standing employee of…

Many farms across Massachusetts have been impacted by the July 2023 storms. The MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources has developed…

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) has been awarded their eighth competitive grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…

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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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