OECD works to create a climate in Taunton that is conducive to growing and attracting businesses in order to strengthen and revitalize the City's neighborhoods and communities and to stabilize and transform our physical, social, and economic environment. The Department promotes the City as an attractive location for new businesses, retaining and expanding our valued existing businesses, and increasing our tax base. We provide planning support, technical assistance, coordination and advisory services to city officials, boards, and committees on issues involving economic development and community development.
OECD provides a range of support in promoting Economic Development opportunities and addressing needs of existing businesses such as:
•Business Advocacy •Business Attraction and Retention •Sign and Façade program •Rent Rebate Program •Commercial District Revitalization •Connecting Developers and Property Owners •Grants Researching / Writing •Tax Incentive Financing initiatives (TIF’s) •Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP) •Infrastructure Improvements for new development and expansion •Retail Development •Tracking Available Commercial Space