Economic Development

Our Office can provide you a variety of resources and technical assistance for business.  Our team of dedicated professionals can assist you to relocate, to start or to invigorate your current Gardner business by connecting you with resources and people with expertise. Some of our resources or services include site selection, traditional and non-traditional financing, tax incentives, and workforce development programs. The office can also assist with business plan and loan proposals, local and state permitting guidelines, and other general business assistance you will find valuable.  The Economic Development team for the City of Gardner is dedicated to creating a dynamic business community that is diverse and innovative.

Thank You for visiting our site. We are confident you will find Gardner to be an exciting place to grow your business.


  1. 43D Priority Development Areas

    The City of Gardner has received state approval of 3 Priority Development Sites for an expedited permitting process established under Massachusetts General Law (MGL), Chapter 43D.

  2. Available Property

  3. Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund

    Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund

  4. Community Profile

  5. Gardner Redevelopment Authority (GRA)

    The Gardner Redevelopment Authority (GRA) is an independent economic development agency for the City of Gardner.

  6. Major Employers & Industries

    The top 10 major employers and the major industries in the City.

  1. Urban Renewal Plans

    The main purpose of an urban renewal plan is to help stimulate economic growth, to create a climate and opportunity for private investment, and improve and expand housing opportunities in the urban renewal area.

  2. Incentives

    The Economic Development Incentive Program is a tax incentive program designed to stimulate business growth and foster job creation throughout the Commonwealth.

  3. Links

  4. Starting a Business

  5. Success Stories