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

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

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

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

Events and Community Building

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

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

  • Internship Program
  • Arts
  • Business Degree Program
  • Apprenticeship

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

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

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

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

Marketing and Sales

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

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

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

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

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

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

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

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