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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The Partnership officers are extremely grateful to Paul Matthews for his leadership as our Executive Director and his fifteen years of service, but due to his upcoming departure for another leadership opportunity, are seeking his successor.

A full posting is available for download here, but potential candidates should have a record of accomplishment in economic development and associated municipal, regional, and state initiatives, with preference being given to those with leadership experience at a nonprofit and an understanding of the 495/MetroWest region and suburban development challenges.  

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to the 495/MetroWest Partnership, 200 Friberg Parkway, Westborough, MA 01581; via email to Public Sector Co-Chair, Kristen Las, Assistant Town Manager, Town of Shrewsbury, [email protected].  

Candidates are encouraged to apply promptly, since applications will be considered as they are received and until the position is filled.




You can also listen to recent stories about the 495/MetroWest region covered on WGBH News and NPR's Marketplace!


Can 'The MetroWest Miracle' Sustain Itself? - February 2018

Companies offer private bus services to get young workers to commute from cities to the suburbs - December 2017


Strength in Numbers 2019 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 $24.5 Billion in annual payroll;

- A highly educated workforce, with 58.3% of the population holding a bachelor's degree or higher;

- Lowest unemployment rate since 2000; and

-  A 70% commercial real estate pricing advantage when compared to Boston and Cambridge markets.

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 495MW Community Reports 2018 page under Resources.

The report was released in April at the Partnership's annual State House Day event (see this MetroWest Daily News article).



495/MetroWest Commercial Real Estate Report by CBRE

For a number of years the 495/MetroWest Partnership has commissioned an annual Real Estate Report.  We are pleased to partner with CBRE on this valuable resource analyzing the commercial real estate market in the 495/MetroWest Region.  We are happy to share the new report in support of our mission to advance the economic growth in our region.  Click on the image below to download the 2019 Report.



2018/2019 Annual Report

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

Partnering for the Region, Succeeding for the Commonwealth!


MetroWest Daily News Coverage of 2018 Annual Conference:


Gov. Charlie Baker vows to upgrade core MBTA infrastructure


495/MetroWest report highlights success in regional economy



The 2018 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:

Despite global uncertainty, businesses predict strong economy next year by Jonathan Phelps

The Importance of a well-connected transportation network by the Partnership's Executive Director Paul Matthews

Business survey shows 'stable optimism' for MetroWest, Milford economies by Jonathan Phelps

Employers we need your help to gauge the local business climate by Dan O'Brien


Special thanks to those of you who took the time to participate in the sixth year of this important survey, and we look forward to your participation next year!  We also want to thank our distinguished speakers and panelists from our Economic Pulse Event:

President Javier Cevallos of Framingham State University

Senate President Karen Spilka

Representative Carolyn Dykema

George Fournier, VP of Supply Chain for Cumberland Farms

Gary Holmes, President of R.W. Holmes Realty

Tim Nelson, Senior Planner for Boston Scientific




495/MetroWest Suburban Edge Community Commission

495/MetroWest SECC Report Released

The 495/ MetroWest Suburban Edge Community Commission was established by the Legislature in Section 233 of Chapter165 of the Session Laws of 2015. The commission looked at development challenges experienced by edge communities, including transportation, water, cellular, and energy infrastructure, transit services, residential development, reuse of former industrial facilities and historic mills, brownfields reclamation, downtown redevelopment and other such constraints. The Commission's Report was approved in a draft form at their January 2018 meeting and finalized in February 2018. All elements of the Report can be found on the SECC website.  The commission focused its investigation and study on the 35 municipalities served by the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, Inc. 

Media Coverage

Boston Globe - 2/16/18

Worcester Business Journal - 2/1/18

MetroWest Daily News Coverage - 7/18/16


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