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Choosing to Collaborate: Regional & State Resources for Economic Development (Framingham)

November 28, 2012 – Genzyme, Framingham

WELCOME
— Marty Jones – President and CEO, MassDevelopment
— Bob Halpin – Town Manager, Framingham

A REPORT CARD ON HOUSING IN MASSACHUSETTS
Barry Bluestone – Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University

495/METROWEST DEVELOPMENT COMPACT PLAN/PLANNING FOR GROWTH
Victoria Maguire – Director, Massachusetts Permit Regulatory Office

ROUNDTABLE – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOLS
Moderator: Bonnie Biocchi – MetroWest Chamber of Commerce
— Jim Malloy – Town Administrator, Westborough
— Dennis Giombetti – Selectman, Framingham
— Christopher Robbins – Economic Development Chairman, Southborough
— Paul Joseph – Selectman, Natick

MAXIMIZING THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM
Moderator: Arthur Robert – Massachusetts Office of Business Development
Jeffrey Nutting – Town Administrator, Franklin
— Bryan Taberner – Director of Community Development, Franklin

MASSWORKS/INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS
Moderator: Paul Matthews – Executive Director 495/MetroWest Partnership
Keith Bergman – Town Administrator, Littleton
— Sam Park – Sam Park, Limited

LUNCH SPEAKER
Introduction of Speaker: Karen Spilka, State Senator & Assistant Majority Whip
— Gregory Bialecki – Secretary, EOHED

CLOSING REMARKS
— Marty Jones – President and CEO, MassDevelopment

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