Working with Town Government

Framingham Resources


The Framingham Board of Selectmen and town staff are committed to supporting the town’s business community and ensuring its continued growth and vitality. Here are some critical links that can help you find what you need

If you are not sure where to start, or you cannot find the answers you need here, please feel free to contact us anytime with General Questions about doing business in the Town of Framingham.
Division of Community and Economic Development
150 Concord St.
Memorial Building Room B-2
Framingham, MA 01702
p: 508.532.5455
Email

General Overview of the Development Process



Building / Renovating / Development Resources



Operating a Business


Town Databases


  • Permits - Search for the past and current permits for a specific parcel or track your permits
  • Map Inquiry - Search for public information on specific parcels
  • Assessors - search the Town Assessor’s database

Business Resources


The town does not have any small business grants or loans. However, below is a list of other places to look for information and help with business planning and potential sources of funding. Parts of Downtown Framingham are designated as a federal HUBzone and the entire Town of Framingham is a state Economic Target Area (ETA), both of which may open additional resources for your business. Here is a summary of State Incentive Programs

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) offers free business counseling office hours at the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce every week. The Chamber office (on Route 9) can be reached at 508.879.5600.

State


Mass Office of Business Development - Framingham is in the MetroWest Region
Rob Anderson, Regional Director Massachusetts Office of Business Development
Innovation Building, Mass. Tech Collaborative
75 North Dr.
Westborough, MA 01581
p. 508.439.5685
f: 617.973.8554
Email

Mass Development - In some cases they can offer low interest financing
Kelly Arvidon, Sr. VP of Business Development
Mass Development
MetroWest Regional Office
30 Lyman St., Suite 4
Westborough, MA 01581
p: 508.898.8692
Email

MassEcon - Offers commercial and industrial site selection assistance in Massachusetts

Federal


U.S. Small Business Association
Boston Office:
David Polatin, Asst. District Dir. Business Development
10 Causeway St., Room 265
Boston, MA 02222
p: 617.565.5562
Email

Other Local / Regional Small Business Resources


Clark University Small Business Development Center
MSBDC Network at Clark University
Central Regional Office
950 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01610
p: 508.793.7615
f: 508.793.8890
Email

Massachusetts SBDC (Small Business Development Center)
Ms. Georgianna Parkin, State Director
University of Massachusetts
227 Isenberg School of Management
121 President's Dr.
Amherst, MA 01003-9310
p: 413.545.6301
f: 413.545.1273
Email

Key Town Departments


Building and Wire


p: 508.532.5500
Website

Community and Economic Development


p: 508.532.5455
Website

Conservation Commission


p: 508.532.5460
Website

Department of Public Works


p: 508.532.5600
Website

Licensing


p: 508.532.5402
Website

Planning Board


p: 508.532.5450
Website

Zoning Board of Appeals


p: 508.532.5456
Website