The ultimate goal of the Town of Leicester's Economic Development Committee is to encourage mixed-use development with a variety of small-scale retail businesses in a more pedestrian-friendly town center, while promoting large-scale retail businesses and office parks in targeted areas away from the town center, and supporting the preservation of historic structures and the redevelopment of underutilized older structures. The EDC strives to serve as the bridge between the business community and local government and serve as a "one stop shop" for all your development needs, including staffing and labor.
We invite all current or prospective business owners to informally speak before the board to share plans, seek guidance, and address needs. The Leicester Economic Development Committee meets the last Thursday of every month. To view the upcoming agenda, click here.
To ensure a designated time on the agenda, please submit a request to EDC@leicesterMA.org
Site Selection assistance is provided to all existing and prospective business owners. Whether you are interested in relocating, expanding, or starting new, the EDC understands the stress of finding the perfect location for your business. Simply submit your site requirements/preferences and the EDC will help identify available opportunities.
LICENSING AND PERMITTING INFORMATION
The EDC is comprised of elected Planning and Selectboard members. With the guidance of the Town Administrator and Director of Development and Inspectional Services, the EDC is prepared to guide and answer questions pertaining to the local licensing and permitting process.