Here in the fastest growing region in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the cities and towns on the southernmost part of I-495 and the crossroads of Rtes 24 and 44 anchor a regional economy with great potential for further expansion. Bridgewater State University has worked economic development practioners and other stakeholders to help the region realize its promise.
The Old Colony Crossroads Collaborative (OCCC, www.oldcolonycrossroadscollaborative.org) is a new, regional economic development initiative targeting 28 communities and numerous organizations from across this region. OCCC is ready to respond to recent state legislation (Mass General laws chapter 23A Sections 3J and 3K) aimed at supporting regionally-based efforts to spark economic prosperity through attracting, growing and retaining business.
Currently the OCCC includes a number of city and towns and trusted organizations such as regional planning organizations and chambers of commerce. The OCCC will work for the region by
For more information, contact OCCC Coordinator Dr. Diana Jennings at email@example.com
Last Modified: December 20, 2010