Members of the Economic Development Commission (Subject to reappointment annually):
Michael McMahon Chairman email
The Board of Selectmen appoint members of the Commission. Members receive no compensation from the Town of Southwick and have no paid staff. At this time the Commission has openings for interested residents. The time commitment is at minimum attending a monthly evening meeting. During the year based on other activities the organization conducts additional commitment of time is needed including the Annual Home & Business Show, etc.
The Commission meeting day has changed. The meeting date will be the third Wednesday of the month in Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. and meetings are open to the public. Meetings are generally held in Conference Room One which is located at the front of Town Hall. The agenda is filed with the Town Clark, on the Town website (www.southwickma.org) and posted at the rear entrance of Town Hall.
There will be no April 2020 meeting as a result of Town Hall being closed as a result of Covid-19.
According to a report issued by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) there are 11,549 workers within a 15 minutes drive of Southwick. Within 30 minutes are 80,154 workers and within 45 minutes are 329,242. The report is called Workforce Access in the Pioneer Valley. The report can be accessed by clicking here.
A community development plan was developed by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in 2004 funded by the State of Mass. A copy of this document is available at the Southwick Public Library. It was developed in 2004.
Southwick is within the Knowledge Corridor an area consisting of greater Springfield (MA) and Greater Hartford (CT). For more information on the Knowledge Corridorclick here including highlights of the June 2012 meeting held in Enfield, CT attended by both CT and MA state and local officials.
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