Economic Development and Planning
Located in the lower level of the Town Hall, the Economic Development and Planning Department has three functions: economic development, community development, and planning. We initiate downtown and commercial/industrial development, administer state and federal grants, and provide staff support and point-of-contact for the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Redevelopment Authority, the Economic Development Commission, and the Southbridge Downtown Partnership. Currently we also support an ad-hoc committee to oversee the re-design of the McCann Fields and Park. We assist business owners who are expanding and are seeking space or tax
relief through the Tax Incentive Program, homeowners of low/moderate income who need essential repairs to their dwellings, and those who are currently proceeding through planning and conservation permitting steps.
We keep the regular Town Hall hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily except Friday, when we close at Noon, and Thursday evenings until 8:00.
Monday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am to 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm