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Southborough – “You have what most of the world wants,” said Prof. Maureen Dunne as she finished her presentation to the Southborough Board of Selectmen July 15. ?”But the race is on.”
Dunne, of the MetroWest Economic Research Center (MERC) at Framingham State University, was before the board to present the results of a recent study completed for Southborough that looked at the town’s business, non-profit and employment activity.
“This report, along with the Economic Development Self-Assessment Tool by Northeastern University, is a critical component in understanding and planning for Southborough’s future, its economic well-being, and sustaining job growth in our community,” wrote David McCay, Southborough’s Economic Development Committee chair, who is also a partner at the Westborough-based firm Mirick O’Connell, in a letter to the board.? “If we are to preserve Southborough’s rural charm, open space, excellent schools and core services, we must nurture our local businesses and non-profits that provide important financial support to the town. Smart planning for Southborough’s economic development requires knowing first who and what our economic base is.
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