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Transformative Development Initiative (TDI)

Transformative Development Initiative (TDI)

MassDevelopment’s Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) is a program for Gateway Cities designed to accelerate economic growth within focused districts. The program works with cross-sector partnerships to engage community members in actionable planning, implement local economic development initiatives, and spur further public and private investment. Learn more 



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TDI Districts

TDI works to concentrate economic development activities, resources, and investments within designated neighborhood areas, known as “TDI Districts,” to create a critical mass of activity that inspires investments by local residents, entrepreneurs, and businesses, as well as additional private development. TDI Districts are mixed-use with a commercial component, compact—with a five minute walking radius or less—and are defined by a walkable, dense physical environment.

TDI Toolbox

TDI Districts have access to a range of tools to help accelerate development. TDI gave a brief update on its FY21 Funding Rounds on December 16, 2020, and the slides from that presentation are here for your convenience.

"The main role of TDI is to establish collaborations, set a direction and support local partners."

Amewusika “Sika” Sedzro,