Economic Development

The Community and Economic Development (CED) Division is committed to promoting private investment and job creation through business retention, expansion and attraction.

Strategically located between Boston and Worcester, Framingham is the economic and geographic center of the metro west region. The City, home to over 2,200 businesses with over 45,000 jobs and $3.1 billion in payroll, offers many advantages to businesses, including:
  • A city government committed to working with business and supporting timely business decision-making
  • Expedited permitting sites and priority development areas
  • Platinum BioReady Community Rating - the highest level of readiness for biotech development, as determined by MassBio, the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
  • Access to Massachusetts Water Resources Authority water and wastewater treatment services
  • A long-term commitment to improving city infrastructure
  • Excellent access to world-leading companies, academic institutions and air travel

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Our Success Stories

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Diverse Business Base

The City has developed a diverse base of businesses, including:
  • Life Sciences - Biotech and Medical Devices
  • Health care
  • Retail
  • Information technology
  • Professional Services
  • Corporate headquarters


Framingham is home to the corporate headquarters of 3 large companies - Bose Corporation, Staples, and TJX.

Other major employers include: 

Economic Development Initiatives

The CED team supports a number of economic development initiatives, including: