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

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Economic and Site Development

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

Events and Community Building

  • Clean Up Days/Environmental Events
  • Community Outreach
  • Community Visioning/Arts
  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events
  • Virtual Town Halls/Community Forums

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

Import and Export Assistance

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

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Apprenticeship
  • Arts
  • Business Degree Program
  • Internship Program

Legal Services

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

Libraries and Research

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

Management Issues

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

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

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

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising (Print, Radio, TV)
  • Award Recognition
  • Branding/Rebranding
  • Brochure Design
  • 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

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

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

Space

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

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Site Location

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
Primary Contact
Rick Sullivan
Address
1441 Main Street
Springfield, Ma 01103