Economic Development & Industrial Co (EDIC)
The Framingham Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC) was established in 1995 to stimulate economic development and expand employment opportunities in the City of Framingham in accordance with the city’s approved economic development plans.
EDICs are quasi-public entities established by a municipality either through Chapter 121C of the Massachusetts General Law or through a Special Act of the legislature through Home Rule Petition. The Framingham EDIC was "established by Chapter 124 of the Acts of 1995.
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"Our mission is to promote economic growth by supporting new and existing businesses, support entrepreneurship, and attract, develop, and retain talent."
Meetings are open to the public.
Executive Conference Room
150 Concord St.
Framingham, MA 01702
3rd Wednesday, 7 p.m. (Unless otherwise noted)
Please confirm the meeting date / time with either the Community and Economic Development Division or the City Clerk’s office.
Use the City of Framingham Meeting Portal to view agendas for upcoming meetings as well as minutes from previous meetings.
|Doug Lawrence, Chair
||June 30, 2023
|Dan Rao, Vice Chair
||June 30, 2021
|Ronda Andrews||Municipal Government||June 30, 2022|
|Andrew D'Amico||At-Large||June 30, 2022|
|Anthony James||At-Large||June 30, 2021|
|George Matook||Industrial Development||June 30, 2023|
||June 30, 2022|
To learn more about the EDIC Members, read their bios.
Work Plan & Activities
Each fiscal year, the EDIC develops a work plan of projects to complete in support of existing economic development plans. Projects are completed with assistance from Community and Economic Development (C&ED) personnel. Recent projects include:
- Beautification Program
- Downtown Revitalization
- Marketing Plans
- Redevelopment Plans
The EDIC created the Framingham Downtown Renaissance (FDR) in 2003 to increase awareness of the potential of the downtown. It includes institutions, businesses, government, residents and local community groups. FDR is now a non-profit entity, but works closely with the C&ED Division and the EDIC.
To learn more about efforts to strengthen economic development in Downtown, read about Downtown Framingham, Inc.
Public Participation Policy
Given the increased scope and profile of its activities over the past year, the EDIC felt it was necessary to review how it interacted with guests and members of the public who might attend their meetings. To this end, they adopted a Public Participation Policy on December 16, 2015. This policy addresses the manner in which discussions will be directed and how members of the public may provide commentary.
Read the Public Participation Policy (PDF).