METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – The Economic Development Corporation is creating a promotional video showcasing the city’s strengths to attract corporations and businesses.
The city filmed a similar video a few years ago, but Meredith Harris, Marlborough Economic Development Corporation executive director, said it needed to be updated.
Marlborough officials have prioritized improving its recreational facilities in recent years. Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on a new $3 million athletic complex at Whitcomb Middle School that will feature the city’s first synthetic turf field. A $3 million facelift of Ward Park and upgrades at Stevens Park and Memorial Beach have also been completed.
The video will also highlight the New England Sports Center, the Solomon Pond Mall and the soon-to-be built Apex Center. The city’s large and small businesses will also be featured, said Harris.
“We’re trying to show Marlborough is the ideal place to live, work and play,” she said. “This will give us a visual tool.”
Harris plans to play the video at conferences, meetings and events with local, state and national companies.
The city’s overall commercial vacancy rate has been slashed in half over the past four years thanks to a growing number of companies making Marlborough their new home. The commercial vacancy rate in Marlborough is 11.12 percent, down 22 percent in 2012.
Oyo Sports, New England Cryogenic Center Inc., Mitutoyo and Tetra Tech recently moved to the city.
Marlborough’s unemployment rate dipped to 2.1 percent in November, the lowest mark in more than 15 years, according to the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Harris is unsure when the film will be completed.
This article by Jeff Malachowski originally appeared here.