Economic Development and Industrial Co (EDIC)

The Framingham Economic Development and Industrial Corporation (EDIC) was established in 1995 to stimulate economic development and expand employment opportunities in the Town of Framingham in accordance with the town's approved economic development plans.

EDICs are quasi-public entities established by a municipality either through Chapter 121C of the Massachusetts General Law or through a Special Act of the legislature through Home Rule Petition. The Framingham EDIC was established by Chapter 124 of the Acts of 1995.

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Monthly Meetings
Meetings are open to the public.
  • Where:
    Memorial Building
    Conference Room 2
    150 Concord St.
    Framingham, MA 01702
  • When: 3rd Wednesday, 7 p.m. (Unless otherwise noted)
Please confirm the meeting date / time with either the Community and Economic Development Division or the town Clerk's office.

Previous meeting minutes are available to view online.

EDIC Members
Name Seat Term Expires
Mike Gatlin, Chair Government June 30, 2018
Scott Wadland, Vice Chair Real Estate June 30, 2018
Christopher DiBenedetto Finance June 30, 2018
Richard Donovan Industrial June 30, 2017
Maureen Dunne At Large June 30, 2017
Dan Rao Manufacturing June 30, 2017
Richard Gallitto At Large June 30, 2016

Work Plan and Activities
Annual Plan
Each fiscal year, the EDIC develops a work plan of projects to complete in support of existing economic development plans. Projects are completed with assistance from Community and Economic Development (C&ED) personnel. Recent projects include:
  • Marketing Plans
  • Redevelopment Plans
  • Beautification Program
  • Downtown Revitalization
Downtown Revitalization
The EDIC created the Framingham Downtown Renaissance (FDR) in 2003 to increase awareness of the potential of the downtown. It includes institutions, businesses, government, residents and local community groups. FDR is now a non-profit entity, but works closely with the C&ED Division and the EDIC.

To learn more about efforts to strengthen economic development in Downtown, read about the Framingham Downtown Renaissance.

Public Participation Policy
Given the increased scope and profile of its activities over the past year, the EDIC felt it was necessary to review how it interacted with guests and members of the public who might attend their meetings. To this end, they adopted a Public Participation Policy on December 16, 2015. This policy addresses the manner in which discussions will be directed and how members of the public may provide commentary. Read the policy below.