Economic Development Commission

The Southbridge Economic Development Commission promotes a strong and vibrant town economy in order to increase the tax base and to provide jobs, goods, and services to the community. The EDC works to promote an entrepreneurial spirit throughout the various sectors of economic development in the Town. It reviews and makes recommendations regarding Tax Increment Financing agreements, promotes the Town’s industrial park and other enterprise areas, works to attract and retain advantageous growth, and undertakes projects that will help to establish a good environment for growth and the retention of business, agriculture, and industry.

Current EDC projects are development of a rewards program called “Best Dressed Southbridge”, laying the foundation for an education foundation for the Southbridge Public Schools, and development and improvement of an expedited permitting process in the Town. The EDC welcomes and always has time to visit with those who have ideas for making Southbridge more business friendly.

The EDC usually meets on the first Tuesday of the month. There are currently openings on the Commission, including one position for a non-resident, provided that he or she is in a decision-making position in a Southbridge enterprise. Business, agriculture, or industrial professionals are encouraged, as the EDC is striving to increase its collective experience in enterprise. If you are interested in joining the Commission, please submit a letter of interest to the Town Manager’s office (41 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA 01550).

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Eric Rumsey 508-764-5402

Board Members

Name Title
David Livengood Chairperson
Jordan Hoy
Dr. Durgesh Vaidya
Tia Paradis