Economic Development

Overview

If you are an entrepreneur or business owner interested in starting a business, expanding a business or locating a business in the Town of Acton please contact Land Use and Economic Development Director Matthew “Selby” for assistance.

Acton is a business-friendly community, with a recent history of approving tax incentives for companies moving into Town. Associated Environmental Systems was granted a Special Tax Assessment to relocate from Ayer to Acton, doubling its workforce in the process.  Acton taxpayers granted a generous Tax Increment Financing deal to Insulet Corporation, enabling the medical device company to build a global headquarters and manufacturing facility for its Omnipod insulin delivery device. These companies, along with Haartz Corporation, are working with the Town and MassHire to create the Acton Area Manufacturing Collaborative to match job seekers with the training necessary to become valuable manufacturing employees.

Acton is business friendly!

In September 2020, Acton voters approved funding for a small business grant program for those negatively impacted by COVID-19.  The grant program was supposed to be funded by CARES Act funding, but the MA Department of Revenue prevented this.  Acton voters stepped up to use more than $165,000 in free cash to fund the small business grant program.  

Small Biz Grant Video

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Trying is Believing Business Showcase

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Acton "Trying is Believing" Interviews

Business Name Link
Silver Unicorn Bookstore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNU_hLy6YAg
2019 Acton Manufacturing Day https://youtu.be/o183PdDQNm0
Handworks Gallery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg1k5XA1Ulo
Dunk and Bubble https://youtu.be/cvO1J62jPiA
Gould's Clothing https://youtu.be/8wwfvXNBIDg
Kitchen Outfitters https://youtu.be/rWFKjadZDEo
Pedal Power https://youtu.be/CAovrscVO3M
West Side Creamery https://youtu.be/cTu-rTKvez8