Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC) 

The 7-member EDIC works with the City to plan for and carry out economic development where it is most critically needed. The committee encourages investment that will in turn attract other investments and ultimately enhance long-term economic vitality and improve the quality of life for residents and the climate for businesses. Current economic development plans include working with town officials to encourage improvement of underdeveloped downtown properties, supporting small business development and working with the Chamber of Commerce to further the goals of downtown businesses.

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. 

Monthly Meetings

 Meetings are open to the public.

  • Where: 
        Memorial Building
        Conference Room 2
        150 Concord St.
        Framingham, MA 01702
  • When: 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.

Members of the EDIC

Term Expiration
Michael Gatlin Chair (Governmental) June 30, 2018
Scott W. Wadland Vice-Chair (Real-Estate) June 30, 2018
Richard J. Donovan Industrial Member Expired
Dan Rao Manufacturing Member Expired
Maureen E. Dunne At Large Member Expired
Christopher DiBenedetto Finance Member June 30, 2018
Richard Gallitto At Large Member June 30, 2019

Work Plan and Activities

Annual Plan

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:

  •  Marketing Plans
  •  Redevelopment Plans
  •  Beautification Program
  •  Downtown Revitalization

Downtown Revitalization

 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 the Framingham Downtown Renaissance.

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 policy below.