Economic Development Commission

Economic Development Commission

(Twitter: @newtonecondev)

The Economic Development Commission was established by City ordinance with a mission to promote and develop business and industry for the purpose of strengthening the local economy, providing jobs, and expanding the City's tax base. The Commission promotes, assists, and encourages existing and new business, industry, and commerce in Newton and advises and makes recommendations to City officials and staff. The Commission usually meets at 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month in Room 204 of City Hall, and meetings are open to the public.

The next meeting will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the Newton Innovation Center, 124 Vernon Street, Newton, MA.

Economic Development Commissioners

Stephen Feller (Chair)  -  Howard Barnstone (Vice-Chair)

Robert Finkel (Vice-Chair)  -  Joyce Plotkin (Secretary)

 Barbara Couturtier  -  Jeremy Freid  -  G. Groot Gregory  -  Jane Ives  

Jack Leader  -  Peter Kai Jung Lew  -  Philip Plottel  -  Chuck Tanowitz

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Documents

2015 Annual Report - click here

EDC Letter of Support: 28 Austin Street, October 2015 - click here

EDC Letter of Support: MassChallenge, January 2015 - click here


EDC L
etter Re: Economic Target Area application, October 2013 - click here

EDC L
etter Re: Sidewalk Café Ordinance Amendment, March 8, 2013 - click here

EDC Letter Re: BioReady Community Status, June 14, 2012 - click here 

Guidelines for Addressing the Newton Economic Development Commission - click here
 

Meeting Agendas and Minutes
2016 Meeting Dates
December 13, 2016  
November 8, 2016    
October 20, 2016    
September 13, 2016 Agenda  Minutes
August 9, 2016 Meeting Cancelled   
July 12, 2016 Agenda Minutes 
June 14, 2016 Agenda Minutes
May 10, 2016 Agenda Minutes
April 12, 2016 Agenda Minutes
March 8, 2016 Agenda Minutes
February 9, 2016 Meeting Cancelled  
January 12, 2016 Agenda Minutes

 

 

 

2015 Meeting Dates
December 8, 2015 Agenda Minutes
November 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
October 13, 2015 Agenda Minutes
September 8, 2015 Agenda Minutes
August 11, 2015 Meeting Cancelled  
July 14, 2015 Agenda Minutes
June 9, 2015 Meeting Cancelled  
May 12, 2015 Agenda Minutes
April 14, 2015 Agenda Minutes
March 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
February 10, 2015 Agenda Minutes
January 13, 2015 Agenda Minutes


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