The historic strengths of the City of Framingham have been its location and people. Ever since the incorporation of Framingham into the Commonwealth in 1700, the community has supported a variety of industries.

The mills and factories that flourished in Framingham encouraged the growth of the Saxonville and Nobscot areas of the City as well as the area known as Downtown Framingham.

Primary Industry

Currently, the major city employers are primarily non-manufacturing, including:

  • Biotechnical
  • Educational
  • Medical
  • Office
  • Retail

Major Employers