Economic Development Committee

Committee Chair Contact:

Peter Lowitt FAICP
Land Use Administrator
Devens Enterprise Commission
plowitt@devensec.com

Links for planners interested in economic development and planning.

Economic Development Division of the American Planning Association

http://www.planning.org/divisions/economic/

The mission of the Economic Development Division is to advance the practice and state of the art of economic development by:

  • Increasing the understanding of economic development as a key element of public policy formulation at all levels of government;
  • Promoting economic development as a critical element of neighborhood community, regional, and national planning processes;
  • Disseminating materials and information about current economic development practice and theory to members of the division;
  • Assisting APA in positively influencing economic development policy; and
  • Promoting professional communication among members of the division through a variety of member services, including, but not limited to newsletters, web page, conference sessions, workshops, and other publications.

We look forward to you joining together with our 600 members throughout North America and several foreign countries. On our website you will find information about our division’s programs and services. We welcome your comments, suggestions, and inquiries, so please feel free to contact us: Julie Herlands, AICP TischlerBise, Inc. Falls Church, VA

NEDA: Northeast Economic Development Association
http://www.nedaonline.org/
Save The Date! 2014 Annual Conference: Worcester, Massachusetts
Our annual conference for 2014 will be held on September 7 -9, 2014 in Worcester, Massachusetts!

National Brownfields Association
http://brownfieldassociation.org/Default.aspx

MassDevelopment
http://www.massdevelopment.com/

MARPA Streamlined Permitting
http://www.mass.gov/hed/docs/permitting/permitting-bestpracticesguide.pdf

Best practices Models for Streamlined Local Permitting
http://www.mass.gov/hed/economic/eohed/pro/tools/best-practices-model-for-streamlined-local.html

Massachusetts Office of Business Development
http://www.mass.gov/hed/economic/eohed/bd/

MEDC Massachusetts Economic Development Council
http://massedc.org/