Chelsea's Economic Development Outreach Model

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Chelsea's Economic Development Outreach Model

  1. 1. Develop Thy Self <ul><li>Chelsea’s </li></ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>Model </li></ul>
  2. 2. I. Know Thy Self <ul><li>Are you development friendly? </li></ul><ul><li>Streamlined permitting process in place? </li></ul><ul><li>Development officials on the same page? </li></ul><ul><li>How about elected/appointed & residents? </li></ul><ul><li>Have YOU done pre-development work? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you REALLY know yourself? </li></ul>
  3. 3. I. Know Thy Self <ul><li>STREAMLINED PERMITTING </li></ul><ul><li>Reorganized inspectors under ISD </li></ul><ul><li>Established Major Projects Review Team </li></ul><ul><li>Organized ISD, DPW and Planning & Development into Operations Depts. </li></ul><ul><li>Placed City staff on land use boards </li></ul>
  4. 4. II. Enable Thy Self <ul><li>CHELSEA BUSINESS AGENDA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sector Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anchor Projects Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revolving Loan Fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TIRE Business Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Call Program </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. II. Enable Thy Self <ul><li>Sector Strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Airport-Related </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downtown Boston Business Supports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Back Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Residential </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. II. Enable Thy Self <ul><li>Anchor Projects Program </li></ul><ul><li>Parkway Plaza (20 acres) </li></ul><ul><li>Chelsea Waterfront (100 acres) </li></ul><ul><li>Everett Ave Urban Renewal District (60 acres) </li></ul><ul><li>Mystic Mall (25 acres) </li></ul>
  7. 7. II. Enable Thy Self <ul><li>TIRE Business Program - EDIP </li></ul><ul><li>One-time, 5% state tax credit </li></ul><ul><li>Local property relief from 1-100% </li></ul><ul><li>100% personal property tax relief </li></ul><ul><li>New Requirement – Interstate Commerce </li></ul>
  8. 8. II. Enable Thy Self <ul><li>Revolving Loan Fund </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local loan pool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MassDevelopment & other quasi-public supports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategic banking partnerships </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. II. Enable Thy Self <ul><li>Business Call Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet individually with businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address Chamber of Commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network to reach other businesses, investors and developers </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. III. Network Thy Self <ul><li>Brokers who know industry or community </li></ul><ul><li>Developers who have successfully developed in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Regional and State officials, including MOBD and MassDevelopment </li></ul><ul><li>Consultants </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul>
  11. 11. IV. Praise Thy Self <ul><li>Use every aspect of your development agenda as a reason to celebrate </li></ul><ul><li>Success begets success </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation is your goal </li></ul><ul><li>Both inside and outside strategy is necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Glossy brochures are nice, but a personal visit is even better! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Contact <ul><li>Jay Ash, City Manger </li></ul><ul><li>City of Chelsea </li></ul><ul><li>500 Broadway </li></ul><ul><li>Chelsea, MA 02150 </li></ul><ul><li>617-466-4100 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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