(This is an unofficial website for the Southwick Economic Development Commission. The official town website is www.southwickma.org Nothing on this website is a recommendation, endorsement, etc. for any business, organization, entity or individual. The information contained here is for public convenience only. This site is not maintained, supported or funded by town funds or town paid staff. It is not supported or endorsed by the Southwick Select Board as a Board or individually.
For local weather click here. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ For an overview of Southwick click here.
(May 2, 2018) Westerm Mass News did a three minute item on Southwick yesterday. Click here to view it.
(April 2018) The Boston Business Journal published a list of the toughest golf courses in the state open to the public. The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick was named fourth toughest course in the state. For more information click here.. This site may not be accessible without a subscription.
(April 28, 2018) The Southwick Cultural Council19th Annual Art Show is this weekend (Saturday & Sunday). The event free (donations accepted) and open to the public is held at Town Hall at 454 College Highway. More than 40 area artists are exhibiting in multiple formats.
(April 28, 2018) The Friends of the Southwick Public Library Spring Book Sale will be held next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information contact the Library at 569-1221. The group funds public programs and other items not funded by the town budget.
(April 24, 2018) The Home & Business Marketplace & Tabletop Event is today 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. at The Ranch Golf Club. It is located at 65 Sunnyside Road just off College Highway (U.S. 202/Route 10. An article is on The Republicannewspaper website today with more information on the event. It also has more information on Southwick. Click here for a link to the article.
This is a great way to end the business day as well as network with other business co-workers. Stop in and stay a while. It opens at 4:30 p.m. and closes at 7:00 p.m.
(April 9, 2018) Several of the seasonal rstaurants have or will be opening for the 2018 season. The Fox Den Restaurant at the Edgewood Golf Course has reopened. It is open for full breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant at The Ranch Golf Club restaurant opened on April 10. Call to confirm hours or visit their website. Red Riding Hood's Basket(a.k.a. The Hood) has reopened for the season. The Candlewood Restaurant at the Southwick Country Club has closed. The property has been sold and 70+ single family homes are planned for the country club.
(March 28, 2018) The Westfield News on March 26 published the annual Business & Industry Journalwhich features information on Southwick on pages 10 & 11. The cover features a photo of the gazebo on Congamond Lake in Southwick. The publication was distributed with the March 26 issue of The Westfield News. For more information contact The Westfield News Group in Westfield.
(March 16, 2018) Red Riding Hoods Basket reopened today for 2018. It typically closes in the winter.
(March 9, 2018) A local brewery Westfield River Brewing Co is featured on The Republican related website today. It describes new features of the business. Click here for more information.
(March 8, 20180The Republican in Springfield has an article on the sale of the Southwick Country Club. The property was sold on February 22. Click here for the article.
(March 7, 2018) Yesterday the Southwick Planning Board approved two new businesses in town, One is an auto parts store which will involve the building of a 7,000 square foot building on College Highway. This will involve new job opportunities and tax revenue. For details contact the Town Planner.
A second business lawn care equipment sales and repair will occupy an existing building next to Mrs. Murphy's on College Highway. The former Southwick Collusion property has been sold.
(February 20, 2018) According to both published reports and information at the Southwick Rite Aid the business has been sold to Walgreen's Pharmacy. Apparently over the next 1 - 2 years the business will be rebranded as Walgreen's Pharmacy. This is part of a merger of about half of Rite Aid's pharmacies to Walgreen's Phqrmacy nationwide.
(February 20, 2018) The Town Building Dept has instituted a new online building permit process today. For more information click here.
(February 18, 2018) The restaurant list has been updated and is available here. It can be viewed or printed.
(January 29, 2018) For more information on the upcoming new rail servicefrom Springfield to New Haven and New York City click here.
(December 22, 2017) For a downloadable pdf version of the article on Southwick from Business Westclick here.
(December 12, 2017) Business West the Western Mass. bi-weekly business publication today published a article on Southwick. It provides some information on the community. Click here to read it online or hardcopy at the Southwick Public Library.
(October 28, 201) The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce yesterday honored a number of area companies including Whalley Computer Associates (WCA) of Southwick. For more information visit The Republican article.
(October 17, 2017) The Tax Foundation issued a new study of tax climate for business and MA continues to rank much better than some nearby states. Click Here for details.
(October 16, 2017) The 2017/2018 single tax rate for Southwick is $ 17.50 a drop from $ 17.73. Southwick has had a lower business tax rate than nearby communities.
(September 24, 2017) Springfield television station WWLP had a news item today on Summer House. Click here for the story.
June 23, 2017) The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce today held a ribbon cutting event at Southwick Pharmacy located at 549 College Highway. The event had representatives from the Town of Southwick (Select Board member Doug Mouglin and Chief Administrative Office Karl Stinehart) and the Southwick EDC. This business which offers free delivery is currently looking to hire a licensed pharmacy technican.
((April 1, 2017)The Westfield News on March 27, 2017 published their 2017 Business & Industry Journal. This magazine includes several pages on the Southwick residential and business community. A copy is available at the Southwick Public Library and copies are available at The Westfield News offices at 62 School Street in Westfield.An electronic copy of the document is not available to the website at this time. A copy is available at the Southwick Public Library to review.
Southwick is featured in an article in the December 12, 2016 issue of BusinessWest. The article features both the recreational aspects of town as well as some of the business community. To read the article click here. The retailer mentioned in the article (Dollar Tree) opended for business on January 12, 2017.
(December 12, 2016) BusinessWest has a feature article on Southwick in the current issue of the publication. It can be found on newstands, the Southwick Public Library and other locations in the area. To read the article online click here. The article is focused on recreational assets in town but it also tourches on some of the new and relocated businessesin the community.
(July 26, 2016) The Springfield Republican newspaper website has a list of 10 mini-golf courses in the state to visit. One course in Southwick is included. Click here for details. Non-Stop Flights to Europe from Bradley Int. Airport
(Ooctober 21, 2015) Non-stop flights from Bradley International Airport (BDL) to Europe will resume in September 2016. Daily service is planned to Dublin Airport (DUB) in Ireland. Connecting service to the U.K. and the continent is available from Dublin. The Governor of CT made the announcement today. The service will be on Aer Lingus using a Boeing 757 aircraft. The airport is about 12 miles from Town Hall in Southwick. This new service will make europe six hours from Southwick rather than traveling to New York or Boston as is currently the case. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (September 29, 2015) Moo-Licious Farm on Feeding Hills Road in Southwick is one of the featured ice cream locations in the Springfield area at the Big E. To read the article click here.
(August 22, 2015) To view a copy of the BusinessWest article (3 pages) in pdf format click here.
( August 10, 2015) BusinessWest the bi-weekly business publication for Western Mass. has a feature article on Southwick in the August 10, 2015 issue. To read the article online click here. The article features some of the new development in town, low tax rate and some of the existing businesses in town.
(July 6, 2015) CNBC released a new survey of the best states for business. Mass. ranked number 20 overall with rankings in the top 10 for multiple categories. To view the state ranking click here. When considering the cost of living western Mass. including Southwick would be much lower than the eastern part of the state.
(August 30, 2014) BusinessWest features Southwick in its August 26, 2014 issue of the publication. Click here to link to the article. If you want to read it in the magazine visit the Southwick Public Library. ________________________________________________________________________________________________
Southwick Featured on WGGB Channel 40 Suffield Chamber of Commerce website includes Southwick Businesses (September 25, 2013) The Suffield Chamber of Commerce recently updated their website and as a public service it has begun listing Southwick businesses with the business name and telephone number. The data was provided by the Southwick EDC and is provided at no cost to the local businesses.
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On Tuesday March 22, 2011 the U.S. Bureau of the Census released census data for the State of Mass. Click here for the population figures for Hampden County communities including Southwick. _______________________________________________________________________________ Updated Census Data
The U.S. Census Bureau (census.gov) released the 2008 - 2012 American Community Survey data which includes updated information for Southwick. According to this data the Median Household Income in Southwick is $ 75,743 which is higher than some nearby communities. The per capita income is $ 34,113. The educational atainment for residents age 25 and above is:
Bachelor's Degree 17.4 percent
Graduate or Professional Degree 13.2 percent
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 30.6 percent
________________________________________________________________________________________________ This is the unofficial website of the Southwick MA Economic Development Commission.This site is not funded or maintained using public funds or staff.
For information on the history of Southwickclick here
A free Internet "Hot Spot" is available in Southwick at the Southwick Public Library at 95 Feeding Hills Road (Route 57). It is available 24/7. For more information click here.
Major interstate highways serve the area including I-91 which stretches from New Haven (CT) to Canada. I-91 is minutes from Southwick. Other major interstates include I-90(Mass Pike) serves Boston, Albany, Chicago and the entire Mid-West of the U.S. Other nearby road systems include U.S. 5 and U.S. 20 and in Southwick state routes 10, 57 and U.S.202.
Major U.S. Postal Services facilities (bulk mail, periodicals and two processing centers) are nearby in Springfield and Hartford. The Southwick Post Office on College Highway is open six days per week.li
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Information on Town Government and Schools:
The Town provides public water and sewer services to residents and businesses in parts of the community. Natural gas service is provided by Bay State Gas. Telephone service is provided by Verizon. Cable television, telephone and Internet service is provided by Comcast. For specific information contact the providers.
For information on the Town of Southwick departments, calendar of meetings, etc. visit the Town website
For information on the local school system click here
The Select Board and Chief Administrative Officer are located in Town Hall at 454 College Highway (Routes 10/202) and can be reached by calling (413) 569-5995.
Current and historical employment and unemployment data for Southwick from the State of MA click here
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Copies of the Southwick Restaurant List are also available at the self-service Information Center at the North Boat Launch as well at the Southwick Public Library (inside the outside doors).
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