Economic Development

Updated: Jan 8

Co-Chairs of Committee Linda Greene and Teyonda Wertz

Mission Statement To complete a three to five year plan for the South Shore Community to: 1) improve the quality of life and increase economic opportunities for community residents through wealth building and job creation strategies and 2) enhance the overall economic well-being of the community through policies and programs designed to improve the local business climate and achieve sustainable growth within the larger regional economy.

Core Objectives and Priorities

  • Increase the number of locally owned businesses and the vibrancy of existing businesses.

  • Expand access to financing and lines of credits from major lending institutions for local businesses and entrepreneurs.

  • Position local businesses to participate in regional development opportunities.

  • Revitalize and strengthen commercial corridors; increase local ownership and control of properties.

  • Stabilize, grow and expand nonprofit organizations and institutions

  • Continue ongoing communication and media strategies to inform and change perceptions among current residents and the broader community.

  • Promote coalition building and collaboration among residents, local organizations, and other key stakeholders.

  • Prepare local labor force to access higher paying careers in growth industries such as advanced manufacturing, logistics, and transportation.

  • Establish linkages to regional and citywide development planning efforts.

Key Partners South Shore Chamber of Commerce The Planning Coalition

Standing Meeting Date Third Wednesday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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South Shore Works

​South Shore Works is an independent, dedicated consortium of individuals and key organizations committed to the revitalization of the South Shore community in every aspect. Its primary strategy is to harness the abundance of talent and expertise in the neighborhood to participate in the design and implementation of a strategic plan that will result in a safe, economically viable, aesthetically beautiful community.

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Phone: 872-216-3495

Registered Charity: 36-4191772

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