Economic Development & 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 City of Framingham in accordance with the city's approved economic development plans.

Definition

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 City Clerk's office.

Previous meeting minutes are available to view online.

EDIC Members

Name Seat Term Expires
Doug Lawrence, Chair
Manufacturing
June 30, 2020
Dan Rao, Vice Chair
Real Estate
June 30, 2021
Ronda Andrews Municipal Government June 30, 2019
George Matook
Industrial Development June 30, 2020
Angela Randolph At-large
June 30, 2021
Vacant Finance June 30, 2021
Vacant At-large
June 30, 2021

Work Plan & 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:

  • Beautification Program
  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Marketing Plans
  • Redevelopment Plans

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 Downtown Framingham, Inc.

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 Public Participation Policy (PDF).