495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, Inc.

Leaders for Regional Prosperity

The 495/MetroWest Partnership, through a unique public-private collaboration with businesses, municipalities, and other stakeholders, is the regional leader for creating an environment that prepares for and cultivates sustainable growth. We accomplish this by coordinating, educating, and advocating for solutions to regional constraints and limited natural resources. 

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Thanks to All for a Successful 2018 Annual Conference!

Be sure to check out our 2018-2019 Annual Report:

Partnering for the Region, Succeeding for the Commonwealth!


MetroWest Daily News Coverage:


Gov. Charlie Baker vows to upgrade core MBTA infrastructure


495/MetroWest report highlights success in regional economy



Thanks to our keynote speakers for their time and their work on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts!


 Congresswoman Niki Tsongas                 &              Governor Charlie Baker 



A Special Thanks to our 2018 Annual Conference Sponsors:












Life Sciences in 495/MetroWest


On February 15, 2018, at a forum cohosted by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, the Partnership released its latest resource highlighting the importance of the life sciences industry cluster to our regional economy as well as its impact on the Commonwealth's leadership in life sciences.  This strong life science presence in 495/MetroWest directly links the Commonwealth's two other life science hubs, namely Boston and Worcester. 

The forum featured a panel of distinguished guests discussing the importance of the life science sector and culture from state, regional, local and industry perspective.  We are grateful for the participation by Massachusetts Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Jay Ash, President & CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) Travis McCready, President & CEO of Massachusetts Biotechnology Council Robert Coughlin, and Executive Director of the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation Meredith Harris.  The panel was moderated by the Partnership's Executive Director, Paul Matthews, following his presentation on the Partnership's findings on the life science impact on the 495/MetroWest Region.  See resource links below.

NEW!! CLICK HERE to see the highlights video!




Special Thanks to our host!

Press Coverage:

MetroWest Daily News


The 2017 Results Are In!  495/MetroWest Employer Survey & Forecast

As a public-private non-profit charged with the 495/MetroWest regional economy, the 495/MetroWest Partnership is proud of the success of our regional employer survey with Framingham State University and we welcome our new media partner, The MetroWest Daily News.  The results of our 5th Annual Survey are in and we have no doubt that the information will continue to provide regional leaders and policymakers with hard data on the business conditions facing our employers as well as top concerns for the year ahead. 

Special thanks to Dr. Michael Harrison of Framingham State University for his Summary and Presentation on the Results:


MetroWest Daily News Coverage:


Special thanks to those of you who took the time to participate in the fifth year of this important survey, and we look forward to your participation next year!


I-495/I-90 Interchange Improvements Project

The 495/MetroWest Partnership is pleased to inform you of a new MassDOT webpage dedicated to the I-495/I-90 Interchange Improvements Project. In addition to past advocacy and outreach outlined below, the Partnership has advocated for this Project for many years, most recently in our formal commentary on the FY18-22 Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for MassDOT.  The current MassDOT CIP includes over $220 Million for the Project as it continues to move forward.  

In the lead up to the current design contract, the Partnership hosted a series of meetings on the Project, given its importance to our region and its status as #6 on our 495/MetroWest Region's 2014 Top Ten Transportation Nightmares.  For your convenience, we have provided links to the Environmental Notification Form (ENF) for the project (filed March 2, 2015) as well as the MassDOT presentation from the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Scoping Session on March 19, 2015.  Visit our Transportation Committee page for more details on our work on behalf of the 495/MetroWest region.


Strength in Numbers 2017 Edition

The 495 MetroWest Partnership is pleased to announce the latest edition of our demographic report for the region's 35 communities. Over the course of a year, the region has experienced significant growth in a number of notable areas, demonstrating the region's continued transformation into one of Massachusetts' most promising areas for employers, jobs, and quality of life. Highlights include:

-Over $23 Billion in annual payroll;

- Nearly 7% population growth over five years; and

-A 2.1% growth in regional employers.

These highlights are only a small sampling of the region's achievements during the past year. To view the full report, click here.

If communities or employers in the 495/MetroWest region are interested in specific town data, please visit the Resources Page or contact the Partnership staff.

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