The Town of Sturbridge is hosting an Economic Development Forum on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6 pm. The forum is open to all members of the public and local business leaders.
Last year, Sturbridge launched an initiative to develop a coherent and consistent economic development strategy. The Town secured funding for the project through a $24,850 grant under the Commonwealth Community Compact and was then able to hire Boston based McCabe Enterprises to develop the strategy. This project includes surveys of residents and Sturbridge businesses on economic development issues; benchmarking of Sturbridge in relationship to other comparative communities; and an assessment of Sturbridge’s needs, strengths and challenges for its businesses and economic development.
At the Forum on February 13th, the consultant will share their preliminary findings from the local surveys and economic development assessment. It will also be an opportunity for the public, both businesspeople and residents, to ask questions and comment upon future economic development needs and priorities in Sturbridge.
The Economic Development Forum will be held at Veterans Memorial Hall in the Sturbridge Town Hall at 308 Main Street on Thursday, February 13th at 6 pm. For further information, contact Mr. Kevin Filchak, Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator for the Town of Sturbridge at 508 347-2500, extension 1411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.