ASHLAND – The Town of Ashland was the place to be for a seat at the economic development table on Friday afternoon.
Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Senate President Karen Spilka,
Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy, Massachusetts Office of Business Development Senior Regional Director Peter Milano and Ashland Town Manager Michael Herbert participated in the Regional Economic Development Organization’s (REDO) celebration and discussion with some of the economic development organizations across the Commonwealth, including the 495/MetroWest partnership.
The REDO grant program is designed to ensure a state, regional, and local business development resource delivery system that is cohesive, easily accessible and conducive to business growth.
The goal of Regional Economic Development Organization (REDO) program is to support businesses seeking assistance from the Commonwealth.
When Senate President Spilka was chair of the economic development committee in the Senate in 2010, she filed legislation which created the REDO grant program.
Also in attendance today was State Rep. Carmine Gentile, Rep. Carolyn Dykema, Ashland Economic Development Director Beth Reynolds, and representatives from several regional organizations including Berkshire1, North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation, and North Shore Alliance For Economic Development
SOURCE will have a full report with video and photos this weekend.