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 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month in Room 204 of City Hall, and meetings are open to the public. Meeting rooms and times do change on occasion, so please check the agenda posted. 

Economic Development Commissioners

 Joyce Plotkin (Chair)  -  Howard Barnstone (Vice-Chair)

Robert Finkel (Vice-Chair)  -  Chuck Tanowitz (Secretary)

  Stephen Feller - Jeremy Freid  -  Jane Ives   - Debora Jackson

Jack Leader  -  Peter Kai Jung Lew  -  Beth Nicklas -   Philip Plottel   

Sarah Rahman - Matt Segneri - Jean Wood



2018 Annual Report - click here

2017 Annual Report - click here

2016 Annual Report - click here

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

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

Guidelines for Addressing the Newton Economic Development Commission - click here

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