Economic Development Program
Our Economic Development Program helps define a business climate that supports community well-being through business success.
Improve the climate for doing business in Northampton.
Create a more business-friendly voice in city government.
Expand the commercial base in Northampton.
Connect Northampton’s economic development priorities to regional initiatives.
zoning recommendations for King Street to promote new commercial investment
in a greener, more pedestrian and bike friendly environment.
Northampton's regulatory proposals including the expansion of the landfill.
The Chamber is evaluating options to report to the membership in 2010.
the City of Northampton and the 3-County Fair Association on a $40 million
dollar redevelopment master plan for the 3 County Fairgrounds. Raised
$400,000 in private and public funds to complete the permitting and
pre-construction feasibility and planning. This economic development project
has the potential to infuse $30 million in additional spending into our
economy each year.
Significantly influenced the
quality of the Sustainable Northampton Plan and the strength of its economic
influenced clearer and more reasonable language for Northampton’s proposed
to create a new Fairgrounds Redevelopment Corporation that is responsible for
planning, funding, and construction of the 3-County Fairgrounds redevelopment.
Prevented significant construction delays for renovation projects by helping to redraft a Demolition Review Ordinance proposed by Northampton’s Historical Commission.
Completed a market feasibility study to demonstrate the potential for the redevelopment of the 3-County Fairgrounds as a year-round exhibition center.
Advocated for a land use plan for Northampton’s Meadows that will allow more flexibility for future developments at the airport, fairgrounds and business districts.