Josh Eichen joined MAPC in February of 2017 and is a member of the organizations Economic Development Working Group. Josh leads and supports projects focused on building a sustainable and equitable economic ecosystem across the MAPC region. Josh works with a variety of stakeholders including municipalities, community groups, state organizations, and private business organizations. Recent projects Josh has been involved in include programming a statewide business support fund for the Taxi and Livery industries, a redevelopment feasibility assessment of a decommissioned hospital in Lynn, a regional Life Science business attraction plan for three municipalities linked by the Red Line, and producing a plan for the deployment of lending capital in the Upham’s Corner neighborhood of Dorchester.
Prior to joining MAPC, Josh worked at the Pratt Center for Community Development in Brooklyn NY supporting communities across New York City in advocating for a sustainable and equitable future. During his time at Pratt Center he managed an ongoing campaign to support the city’s industrial businesses while also making contributions to policy briefings, sector specific reports, and community action plans.
Josh has a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute, where he received the Commitment to the Profession Award in 2014, and bachelor’s degree in Community Development and Applied Economics from the University of Vermont.
Areas of Expertise: Economic Data Analysis, Community Engagement, Industrial Retention, Real Estate Analysis, Environmental Systems Management, Policy, Zoning, Land Use, Community Development