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Municipal Digital Equity Planning Services

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) has rolled out its Municipal Digital Equity Planning program, which provides an opportunity for cities and towns to access free consultant services to undertake digital…

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Business Development Resources

FRCOG works with local municipalities, regional organizations, and state and federal agencies to create conditions and support access to resources that fosters entrepreneurship, grows existing businesses, creates employment opportunities, and…

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Franklin County Water and Wastewater Study

Using grant funds from an U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), FRCOG hired the consulting firm Tighe & Bond, Inc. to review records, interview system operators, collect Geographic Information System (GIS)…

Brownfields Assessment & Clean-up

Brownfields Assessment & Clean-up

A “brownfield” is defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as real property which the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous…

Broadband Infrastructure and Adoption

FRCOG has been an active leader in regional broadband access equity issues since the “digital divide” emerged as a significant challenge for the region in the 1990s. Through partnerships with…

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Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Program

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Program contributes to economic development in Franklin County through a locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning process.  Economic development planning as implemented through the CEDS…

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State Data Center Affiliate

Through its function as a State Data Center affiliate, FRCOG can provide statistical information upon request to residents, organizations, businesses, and municipalities in Franklin County. The staff has expertise in finding…

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