Community & Economic Development

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

MAPC has a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) with goals for the region that include economic development policies and practices driven by MetroFuture, our regional plan.  The CEDS identifies barriers to economic development; calls out the need for transportation systems that are adequately financed; and asks that we build on our existing strengths in looking towards the future.

A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Metropolitan Boston


New Initiatives

Art and culture add vibrancy to places and neighborhoods, and can be an integral part of community planning and economic development. Learn more about the arts and culture goals and strategies outlined in our MetroFuture regional plan and about the resources and technical assistance we can provide:



Rashmi Dyal Chand and James V. Rowan, Northeastern University School of Law faculty, recently published an artile in The Hofstra Law Review.  The Business Legal Clinic is funded through a five year University Center grant from the Economic Development Administration.

Developing Capabilities, Not Entrepreneurs: 

A New Theory for Community Economic Dedvelopment


Questions or Comments?

Please contact either of the following MAPC staff:

Amanda Chisholm Matthew Smith