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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 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month in Room 204 of City Hall, and meetings are open to the public.

The February 9th meeting has been cancelled.

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in Room 204, Newton City Hall.

Click here for meeting agenda

Economic Development Commissioners

Stephen Feller (Chair)  •  Janice Caillet (Secretary) 
Howard Barnstone  •  Daphne Collins  •  Barbara Couturtier  •  Robert Finkel 
Jane Ives  •  Jack Leader  •  Peter Kai Jung Lew
John R. A. Pears  •  Joyce Plotkin  •  Philip Plottel

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2015 Business Excellence Awards

Mayor Warren and the  Economic Development Commission (EDC) hosted its fourth annual
Business Excellence Awards on October 26, 2015.

Congratulations to this year's award recipients
!
Newton Centre Village Business Award – Whole Foods @ Four Corners
Newton Centre Village Business Award – Johnny’s Luncheonette
Newton Highlands Village Business Award – O’Hara’s Food & Spirits
Newtonville Village Business Award – Cabots Ice Cream and Restaurant
Nonantum Village Business Award – West Street Tavern
West Newton Village Business Award – Harris Cyclery
Charles River Mill District Award– Fairlane Properties
N2 Corridor Award – SocialMadeSimple
Innovation Business Award – The Bulfinch Companies
Community Business Award – Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Destination Business Award – Jewish Community Center
Citizen Champion Award – Steven Feinstein
Certificate of Recognition – Newton Community Farm

Documents
Documents

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

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


EDC Letter re: Economic Target Area application, October 2013 - click here


EDC Letter re: Sidewalk Cafe 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

February 9, 2016

Agenda

Minutes

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

2014 Meeting Dates Agenda Minutes

December 9, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

November 18, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

October 14, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

September 30, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

September 9, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

August 12, 2014

Meeting Cancelled

July 8, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

June 10, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

May 13, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

April 16, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

March 11, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

February 11, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

January 14, 2014

Agenda

Minutes

2013 Meeting Dates Agenda Minutes

November 12, 2013

 Agenda

Minutes

October 8, 2013

 Agenda

Minutes 

September 10, 2013

Agenda

Minutes 

August 13, 2013

Meeting Cancelled 

n/a

July 9, 2013

 Agenda

Minutes 

 June 11, 2013

 Agenda

Minutes 

 May 14, 2013

 Agenda

Notes

April 9, 2013 Joint Meeting with Long-Range Planning Committee of the Board of Aldermen

 Agenda

Minutes 

March 14, 2013

 Agenda

Minutes

February 12, 2013

Agenda

Minutes

     January 8, 2013      

Agenda

Minutes 


Economic Development Commission Contact
Nancy C. Hyde
Economic Development Director
617-796-1122
nhyde@newtonma.gov