WesternMass EDC

WMEDC is the region’s recognized economic catalyst and influencer, working in partnership with our affiliate organizations. WMEDC is a membership based 501(c)(6) consisting of the businesses that drive the Western Mass economy.

About

WMEDC is the region’s recognized economic catalyst, leader and influencer on all issues related to business, economic growth and workforce development. We work in partnership with our affiliate organizations.  WMEDC is a membership based 501(c)(6) consisting of the businesses that drive the Western Mass economy.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Revitalization (Specialty)
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)
  • Watershed Planning
  • Economic Forecast
  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Tech Services (Specialty)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Surveying

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Tax Services
  • Valuation

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Diversification
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loans
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)
  • Technology Grants
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Bonding
  • Grant Funding
  • Matching Funds
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Venture Capital
  • Microloans

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Hiring and Firing
  • Apprenticeship
  • Recruiting
  • Workforce Training (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Industry (Specialty)
  • Employee Development
  • Insurance
  • Retention
  • Policies and Templates (Specialty)
  • Workforce Incentives (Specialty)
  • Equity and Inclusion Training/Practice/Support
  • Emotional Well-being Support

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Certification and Licensing
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Business Degree Program
  • Apprenticeship
  • Arts

Legal Services

  • Labor Relations
  • Contract Review
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Lease Review
  • Risk Management
  • Forming/Growing a Business
  • Acquisition
  • Estate/Succession Planning

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Market Research (Specialty)
  • Financial/Economic Trends

Management Issues

  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting/Retainment Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development (Specialty)
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Technology Transfer
  • Alternative Energy
  • PPE Production

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising (Print, Radio, TV)
  • Award Recognition
  • Call Center Services
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Branding/Rebranding
  • Brochure Design

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Space

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • R&D Support

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • State Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Site Location (Specialty)

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Pitch Events
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Clean Up Days/Environmental Events
  • Community Outreach (Specialty)
  • Virtual Town Halls/Community Forums
  • Community Visioning/Arts
Contact Information
Rick Sullivan
Address
1441 Main Street
Springfield, Ma 01103