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The MEDC 2017 Annual Report highlights the economic indicators and development projects that illustrate the City of Marlborough’s continued growth and recent successes. The Annual Report also outlines the various initiatives through which the organization has been, among other things, helping to bring new companies to Marlborough, supporting the growth of local businesses, facilitating large and small developments and building the city’s image regionally and nationally in 2017.

Review some of the MEDC Annual Report highlights below, or download the full version here.

  • COMPANY MOVES & EXPANSIONS: 40+
  • JOBS ADDED TO LABOR MARKET: 450+
  • COMMERCIAL SPACE OCCUPIED: 300,000+ SF
  • UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 2.6% (as of November 2017)
  • COMMERCIAL VACANCY RATE: 10%
  • LOCAL OPTION ROOMS REVENUE: $2,517,081
  • LOCAL OPTION MEALS REVENUE: $903,958
  • NEW GROWTH: $3,431,743
MOVES
  • Antico Sprinklers
  • Atlas Travel / Prime Numbers
  • Babcock Power
  • BTL Industries (BTL Aesthetics)
  • China-US Boston Innovation Center
  • Crossroads School
  • Crown Fried Chicken
  • Cummins Allison
  • Design Center
  • Elite Electrical Contracting
  • Exelon Corp.
  • Fox Ballroom
  • FuelPlus Group
  • GL Capasso, Inc.
  • Holographix
  • Immunovia
  • JenTek  Sensors
  • Kiddie Time Educational Child Care
  • North Star Imaging
  • NRG Solar
  • O’Hearns Tavern
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • Polished Nail Studio
  • Radian Generation
  • ThaiRiffic
  • Tyler Technologies
  • Valeritas
  • Walden Woods Brewing
  • Walgreens
  • XtraIce
EXPANSIONS
  • Ambri, Inc.
  • Astellas
  • Big Apple Restaurant
  • CardioFocus
  • Couture Brands
  • IPG
  • New England Sports Center
  • Proveris Scientific
  • ViaSat

*Not a complete list.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TOOLBOX IN ACTION
  • APPLICATIONS APPROVED: 13
  • JOBS CREATED: 214
  • JOBS RETAINED: 48
  • COMMERCIAL SPACE FILLED: 89,514 SF

*Figures reflect results since the MEDC Economic Development Toolbox program launched in 2015. 

REVOLVING LOAN FUND
  • O’Hearn’s Tavern
  • Fox Ballroom
  • Big Apple Restaurant
  • Kiddie Time Educational Child Care
AMENITIES FUNDING PROGRAM
  • Walden Woods Brewing
  • Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Co.
OTHER INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
  • Holographix — Small Business Incentive Program
  • Kennedy’s — Storefront Beautification Program 
BUSINESS OUTREACH
  • Brewpub and Restaurant Attraction Initiative
  • Business Outreach & Retention Program (300 local company meetings to date)
  • Commercial Brokers & Developers Appreciation Reception
  • Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Job Creation Tax Incentive Program Info Session Co-host
COMMUNICATIONS & BRANDING
  • Hospitality Advertising Campaign
  • Marlborough “Live, Work, Play” and “Doing Business” Videos
  • MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau Marketing Partnership
  • School Branding – “Live” Marketing Strategy for Marlborough
  • “Think Marlborough” Branding Campaign
  • Visit Marlborough New Website
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
  • Apex Center of New England Topping Off Ceremony
  • “Business Break” Bi-Monthly TV Show on WMCT-TV
  • Dine Local Campaign (Marlborough’s second turf field is under construction)
  • Hospitality ServSafe & CPR Training Courses
  • Marlborough Works! Spring and Fall Job Fairs
  • MEDC Annual Founders Reception
  • MEDC Future Planning Brainstorming Reception
  • Procuring Government Contracts Workshop
  • Zagster Pilot Bike Share Program
DOWNTOWN
  • Blade Sign Program
  • Main Street Beautification
  • Marketing Collateral
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TOOLBOX
  • Amenities Funding
  • Beautification Grants
  • Marlborough Area Community Loan Fund
  • Rental Assistance
  • Tax Reimbursements and Credits
PLANNING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
  • Amazon HQ2 Bid
  • Donald Lynch Boulevard Zoning Analysis
  • Marlborough Multifamily Market & Fiscal Impact Analysis
  • Marlborough Multifamily Design Guidelines & Development Criteria
  • TIF Compliance Reporting
  • Walker Building Structural Analysis
CITY OF MARLBOROUGH
  • 15th – Best Boston Suburb for MillennialsNiche
  • 35th – Best Places for Families to Live in Massachusetts – WalletHub
  • 43rd in “Education & Health” – Best Small Cities in AmericaWalletHub
  • Top 10% – Best American Suburbs for MillennialsNiche
  • Top 27% – Best Small Cities in AmericaWalletHub
  • Tree City USAMassachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation
EDUCATION & HEALTHCARE
  • 2nd – Best High School in MA; 98th in U.S. – Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School – U.S. News & World Report
  • 100 Best Public High Schools in MA – Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School; Marlborough High School – Niche
  • “A” in Safety – Marlborough Hospital – The Leapfrog Group

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