Economic Development Commission



ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION


The Economic Development Commission holds regular monthly meetings on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Marlborough Town Hall.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Marlborough Economic Development Commission is to successfully attract new business, retain established business and improve the quality of life for all residents and visitors, while responsibly preserving the quaintness of a small New England township in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Roles and Responsibilities:
There shall be an Economic Development Commission (EDC) of the Town of Marlborough established for the promotion and development of the economic resources of the municipality. The commission will consist of five regular members and three alternate members appointed by the Board of Selectmen in staggered 4-year terms. The key roles and responsibilities of the Economic Development Commission include:

Economic and community development: The EDC will conduct research into the economic conditions and trends in Marlborough, will make recommendations to the Town Manager regarding action to improve its economic condition and development, will seek to coordinate the activities of and cooperate with unofficial bodies organized to promote such economic development and may advertise and may prepare, print and distribute books, maps, charts and pamphlets in support of economic and community development.

Community marketing strategy: The EDC will work in an advisory capacity with the various Town boards and commissions to develop a community marketing strategy that will promote the character and identify the values of the community.

Facility/infrastructure planning: The EDC will work with the Town Planner and Town Manager to identify the facility/infrastructure needs of the Town and the timelines for addressing those needs.

Open space and municipal land acquisition: The EDC will work with the Conservation Commission and Planning Commission to advise the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance concerning potential acquisition of land for municipal purposes and perform other such tasks relating to the use and administration of the Marlborough Open Space Land Acquisition Fund.

Plan of conservation and development: In an advisory capacity, the EDC will work with the Planning Commission to promote the implementation and updating of policies of the Marlborough Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD). 

Annual report:  The EDC shall annually prepare and transmit to the Board of Selectmen a report of its activities and of its recommendations for improving such economic conditions and development.

Marlborough Businesses and Services Directory (Printable)

CTVisit Tourism Site – Marlborough Page

Key Economic Data & Indicators – In development

Featured Marlborough Business News – In development


Email: edc@marlboroughct.net

Members:


Jillian LaCaresse       (D) 2026

Benjamin Maynard   (D) 2026
Michael Chotkowski (D) 2025
Mark Paul                    (R) 2025
Jeremy Vigneault     (U) 2025

Alternates:
Barbara Ferrara        (D) 2025
Vacancy                     (R) 2028
Michael Canty           (D) 2027