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Regional Economic Development


The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has designated the Old Colony Planning Council region as an Economic Development District (EDD). OCPC leads a locally-based, regionally driven economic development planning process that leverages the involvement of the public, private, and non-profit sectors to establish a strategic economic development roadmap for regional collaboration.

This strategic roadmap is known as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and it is designed to guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of the region. It provides a coordinating mechanism for individuals, organizations, local governments, and private industry to engage in a meaningful conversation and debate about the economic direction of the region.

OCPC’s CEDS Committee (membership and terms below) serves as an advisory committee in the development and updating of the CEDS. The Committee works with OCPC staff and governing Council members to:

The CEDS is an important document for municipalities and other organizations to reference when applying for U.S. EDA grants. As the EDD, OCPC provides free advisory services to those applying for EDA funding opportunities.

In collaboration with the CEDS Committee, also OCPC hosts regular economic development-themed webinars (see below for past recordings). Please check the calendar here.

OCPC Staff Contacts

Dottie Fulginiti, Economic Recovery Planner
dfulginiti@ocpcrpa.org
(508) 272-8105

Joanne Zygmunt, Senior Economic Development and Environmental Planner
jzygmunt@ocpcrpa.org
(508) 649-3479

CEDS Committee

Committee Terms of Reference

MemberSubstituteOrganization
1John Murray, Co-ChairMassHire Greater Brockton Career Center
2Maryellen Brett, Co-ChairMassasoit Community College
3Jason HunterSheila Sullivan-JardimMassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board
4Christopher CooneyMetro South Chamber of Commerce
5Pamela McCarthyTown of Stoughton
6Rob MayJohn FayCity of Brockton
7Stephanie DanielsonTown of Easton
8Mary Ellen DeFriasJay PateakosMassDevelopment
9Jennifer (Burke) DeBoisbriandShane O'BrienTown of Bridgewater
10Valerie MassardTown of Kingston
11Lea FilsonSee Plymouth
12Michael LambertJoseph MechBrockton Area Transit Authority
13Debra RobertsStoughton Select Board
14Stephen ColePlymouth Regional Economic Development Foundation
15Jack RileyHarborOne Bank
16Pending
17Pending
18Pending
19Pending
20Pending

Resources and Webinars

Modernizing Municipal Policy to Support Local Business

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Local Government's Role in Workforce Development

The Nexus between Housing and Economic Development

What is a "Pro-Housing" Community?

One Year Later: Economic Growth and Challenges in the Age of COVID-19

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Community One Stop for Growth Webinar, March 16, 2021

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Download our Small Business Guide here

Click here for our Small Business Guide to find grants, resources and more.

View the Presentation of MA Economic Growth and Challenges in the Age of COVID-19

A presentation from the UMass Donahue Institute: Massachusetts Economic Growth and Challenges in the Age of COVID-19

Reports

  • 2020-2025 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) PDF
  • 2022 Annual Report PDF
  • 2021 Annual Report PDF

CEDS Committee Meetings

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Link
June 14, 2022 Download in PDF Format Watch on YouTube
March 8, 2022 Download in PDF Format Download in PDF Format Watch on YouTube
October 19, 2021 Download in PDF Format Download in PDF Format
August 17, 2021 Download in PDF Format Download in PDF Format Watch on YouTube
June 15, 2021 Download in PDF Format Download in PDF Format Watch on YouTube
April 20, 2021 Download in PDF Format Download in PDF Format Watch on YouTube
February 16, 2021 Download in PDF Format Download in PDF Format Watch on YouTube
January 19, 2021 Download in PDF Format Download in PDF Format Watch on YouTube