The Economic Development Committee (EDC) is intended to provide input and advice on the town’s economic development opportunities such as ways to support existing businesses, creation of new employment opportunities and the attraction of new investment.
The EDC includes members of the Revitalize Maynard Collaborative, Maynard Business Alliance, Clock Tower Place, Town officials, State Representative as well as at-large residents and business owners.
The Economic Development Committee currently meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Please check the minutes and agendas page for the next meeting announcement.
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The Economic Development Committee manages the Town of Maynard’s Business Environment Enhancement Program (BEEP) which provides funding for efforts conducive to enhancing Maynard’s business environment. Proposed projects/initiatives may include but are not limited to: aesthetic improvements, investment in infrastructure and promotional efforts. Recipients of funds may include business owners, boards/committees, community groups or property owners. Learn more about BEEP.
Reference Material for Economic Action Plan
- Maynard Community Development Strategy (2017, 9 pages)
- Town of Reading Economic Development Action Plan (2015, 116 pages, 8MB)
- Opportunities For All – Strategy and Plan (2015, Baker/Polito, 40 pages, 11MB)
- Revitalize Maynard Collaborative (2015)
- Proposal to SB to create the EDC (2014)
- Downtown Maynard presentation (2014, Peg Barringer)
- Economic Development Overview (undated)
- Maynard Business Guide
- Presentations – Links to interesting presentations about Maynard
- Economic Development News
- Community Development Principles
- Maynard Downtown Parking Analysis (by MAPC, Jan 2018, pdf, 12MB)
- Master Plan
- “Downtown Maynard” Exploring the Potential to Grow a Food, Culture and Entertainment Destination
- Powder Mill Road Initiative – TBS
- ULI final Naylor Court Reimagining Report funded by ULI and Mass Development
- Veterans’ Memorial Park Redesign
- Final Naylor Court Refuse Area Report. – TBS
- Downtown Overlay Zoning District Map
- Maynard Cultural District
- Maynard Downtown Parking Analysis
- Housing Production Plan
- Rosalind Greenstein, Chair
- Sarah Cressy, At-large Member, Secretary
- Kate Hogan, State Representative (Ex-Officio Member)
- Lynda Thayer, At-large Member
- Jerry Beck, At-large Member
- Mark Pesce, At-large Member
- Armand Diarbekirian, Select Board Representative
- Jeffrey Swanberg, Select Board Representative
- Bill Nemser, Planning Director
- Megan Zammuto, Assistant Town Administrator