Economic Development Department

The mission of the Economic Development department is to encourage, promote, and support growth and development within the town.  

What this means... For Ashland this means a focus on retaining and attracting businesses that will expand and strengthen the business community while preserving the character and charm of Ashland.    

What we do... In order to encourage continued development in the Town of Ashland, the economic development department has created organizational structures and processes to effectively support economic development initiatives that will enable businesses to grow and prosper.    

Relationship building... Supporting the existing business community in Ashland is as important as recruiting new development.  Fostering relationships with business owners, realtors, developers and land owners is a primary focus of the director.    

What is success...  A successful economic development program consists of having a skilled workforce, a receptive business climate, and a high quality of life for residents, workers and their families. ‘Quality of life’ includes housing options, a strong school system, public safety, a healthy environment and the presence of recreation and culture-related activities.    

What we are... Ashland is an exciting, growing and innovative town to live, work, and visit; it represents the best that the MetroWest region has to offer for business, leisure, and life.