Economic Development Committee
- 7:30 pm
- Typically the 3rd Thursday of every month (as posted)
- Town Hall
29 Middle Road
Boxborough, MA 01719
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Rich Guzzardi, Chair, Planning Board Rep.
Term expires: 2026
- Marta Andreu Term expires: 2025
- John Neyland
Term expires: 2024
- Abby Reip Term expires: 2026
- Mark White
Term expires: 2025
- Alec Wade, Ex-Officio
- Becky Neville, Ex-Officio
The Economic Development Committee (EDC) is a 4-8 member board, plus two ex-officio members (Select Board and Finance Committee) appointed by the Boxborough Select Board. The EDC was formed as a result of an action in the Boxborough2030 Master Plan, calling for the reconstitution of the EDC to work with the Planning Board, Finance Committee and other boards, commissions and committees, as needed, to execute the action items called out in the Master Plan and further the economic development of Boxborough in accordance with its values and vision. The main purpose of the EDC is to develop and promote balanced business development that is in keeping with the town’s character.
The EDC Mission Statement is as follows:
Improve Boxborough’s economic viability and quality of life through thoughtful development in keeping with the town’s rural character and sense of community.
The EDC has established Economic Development Strategies 4 key economic development strategies, which along with its mission guide the work and focus of the committee.
UMASS Amherst Study
There were two opportunities to attend town-wide community virtual feedback sessions conducted by UMASS.
- The 1st was September 24th - 1. Power point slides 2. Video of Main Discussion
- The 2nd was held on Saturday, October 3rd at 9:30AM.
Information on the UMASS Study: The EDC, with the support of the Planning Board, Boxborough Select Board and Finance Committee has commissioned the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Center for Economic Development, School of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) to conduct an Economic Development Study for the Town of Boxborough. The purpose of the study is to help us assess our current economic environment and provide viable recommendations for our future, aligned with the Boxborough2030 Master Plan and the needs and desires of the town.
The study was conducted in two phases. Phase 1 was completed to study the current environment, pulse the community broadly on its desires and identify a few potential development scenarios. Phase 2 includes more detailed market study of the scenarios and a town-wide community feedback session, culminating with the development of an action plan and delivery of a report to the town.
Four voice over presentations have been prepared outlining the different development scenarios that were developed during Phase 1. Other study material and work products are available for your review.
Community feedback is essential to focus and advise us on the work we do. Contact the Economic Development Committee
Economic Development CommitteePhone: 978-264-1723
Monday through Thursday
8 am to 4 pm.
8 am to Noon
- 01-08-2019 All Boards Meeting Presentation (PDF)
- Boxborough Community Discussion, Session 1, Breakout Room Summary HR
- Community Forum 1, General Discussion, Standard Def (1)
- Economic Development Committee Charge from Boxborough Select Board (PDF)-updated 9-11-23
- EDC Strategies_20200921
- UMass_Economic Development Study_Phase 1 Technical Memo_12-19-2019
- UMass_EDC Presentation_20191209